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Re: [IPk] re: diabetic devices



http://store.spibelt.com/product-p/7bl-a001-001-diabetic.htm

On 8 June 2011 19:30, Ben Way <email @ redacted> wrote:

> www.spibelt.com/
>
>
> On 8 June 2011 18:58, johanna galligan <email @ redacted>wrote:
>
>> Diane
>> Your info on SpiBelt is good but not sure where to order from
>> Many thanks for information
>>
>> Johanna
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Sent: Wed, 8 June, 2011 9:14:35
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] re: diabetic devices
>>
>> Hi Rhoda
>> You might like the SpiBelt for wearing your pump. It's very comfortable,
>> unlike
>> most waist pouches, and you can easily spin it around on your waist to
>> wherever
>> is comfortable (eg at the back if you're bending over, or at the front or
>> side
>> if you're lying down. I've started wearing it for all my sports and find
>> it
>> much
>> better than anything else, and it's easy to just unzip and get at (you can
>> also
>> fit a pack of glucose tabs or small meter in there if you need to). You
>> can
>> only
>> get them from the US but they're not too expensive and they ship them for
>> free
>> over here, and it arrives in about a week. Works well when wearing a skirt
>> too.
>> http://www.spibelt.com/
>>
>> For wearing under a dress, I'm a big fan of the cleavage or in the bra
>> under
>> the
>> arm but for some dresses it's still not very practical. I discovered by
>> chance
>> this summer that control pants actually make the ideal location! I bought
>> a
>> new
>> summer dress and was a bit conscious about my stomach after several months
>> of
>> enforced inactivity, and bought some fetching control pants from M&S.
>> They're
>> perfect for putting the pump in and actually fairly easy to the pump out
>> of
>> for
>> bolusing if you're e.g. sitting at dinner, as you can just reach under the
>> skirt
>> part of the dress. I wore it that way with a dress for a conference dinner
>> followed by dancing and it stayed put with no problem!
>>
>> As for supplies, I use a small pencil case for emergency stuff (1 spare
>> infusion
>> set, 1 spare insulin cartridge, 1 syringe, 1 reservoir, and a small tube
>> of
>> glucose gel) which fits easily into any handbag except a very small one.
>> Additionally I carry my meter and a pack of glucose tabs. That does me for
>> any
>> day trip - though for most day trips I tend to carry a small rucksack
>> anyway
>> as
>> I like to have room for a jumper, book, etc!
>>
>> Agree completely about the waste of packaging. ONe thing that drives me
>> nuts
>> is
>> the pointless bit of tape that holds together the tubing of each infusion
>> set
>> (Silhouette). It's only tiny but it's completely unnecessary!
>> Di
>>
>> On 08/06/11 08:09, R Martin wrote:
>> > Being hour-glass figure, I usually carry my pump in my cleavage! Trouble
>> is
>> > when out in public and need to bolus. I use an Animas 2020.
>> >
>> > Concerned, having had prior breast lumps/cysts (benign - thankfully)
>> that
>> the
>> > bruising I sometimes experience from carrying pump this way, may be
>> causing
>> > problems down the line.  Even when I remove the clip at the back this is
>> a
>> > problem - and in hot weather (when we get it) it is even worse.
>> >
>> > I find that if I carry the pump at my waist e.g. when wearing jeans, it
>> keeps
>> > falling off or sticking in to me when I bend over.  Doing gardening I
>> bend
>> > over a lot!
>> >
>> > So a more adaptable pouch suitable for wearing in different positions
>> would
>> be
>> > very welcome.  I've failed to come up with a solution myself.
>> >
>> > Carrying all the supplies required for pump use and fall-back is a pain
>> and
>> > fills up my handbag/shoulderbag but I still want to use my pump.
>> >
>> > All those used strips of foil and test strips mount up during the day
>> and
>> it
>> > would help if (a) companies would say which parts of their supplies are
>> > recyclable i.e. packaging and (b) in some parts of the country we have
>> major
>> > problems in having clinical waste disposed of safely.
>> >
>> > How do other folk dispose of their tubing sets?
>> >
>> > Rhoda
>> >
>> >
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