Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nifty T1D Bandages That You Can Find In The Pet Aisle

Vetrap by 3M

Recently, I discovered that there is a cool bunch of tapes manufactured by 3M that are self-sticking, sweat proof and water resistant, which is absolutely perfect for keeping infusion sets and CGM sensors on during summer days at the lake and the pool.

The really cool part is that these tapes are manufactured in bright colors and with adorable designs. The one pictured is from PetFlex and is made by Andover.  After we opened the package, it appears to be made exactly as 3M brand.

With blue stars too!  Adorable!

The price is reasonable too.  We paid 3.99 for the 3M and $2.99 for the PetFlex.

Oh, and in case you didn't notice, did I mention that these were designed for pets?

Yes, that is right!  Our furry, non-human friends!

However, thanks to 3M Vetrap and Andover PetFlex, our kids can be as comfortable as their pets while splashing around pool side with their medical t1d gear.

A few neat things about the product that have my kids thrilled are the self-sticking bandage material that does not need a product like UNI-SOLVE to reduce sticky.  All you need to do when removing is simply peel off the bandage.  The other neat piece is that when the girls feel like being private with their infusion site or Dexcom sensor, all they need to do is wrap a bit of the brightly colored bandage around their arm and no one will need to know what is underneath.  In fact, oldest daughter giggled and said, "I am going to be a trend-starter with this."  Who knows, you may see this at pools across the nation this summer!

I found a few other versions and loaded them into the Naturally Sweet Sisters Amazon Store.  You can check it out HERE.

We picked up our first set for our Spring Break get-a-way.  After, we real-life test it out, I will report back with results.

In the meantime, if you have tried this, I would love to hear from you.

Happy Spring Break!


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