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Old 06-14-2018, 08:23 AM   #501 (permalink)
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Click I never thought about those day to day annoyances that you have to go through - and they are seriously annoying. You would think with all our smart phones someone would have devised an app for connecting to a pump with password protection. I guess the pump itself has to have something within it to coordinate .

I was thinking if you had a custom made fanny pack - I think nowadays they are calling them belly bags. I say custom made because I envision something soft and narrow with a small pouch, just large enough for your meter. Something can be hidden under your clothes. Then you could use the children's length connector, and still be able to use the bathroom. Maybe made from cotton knit fabric so it's soft against your skin and machine washable. Maybe a better description would be a pocket on a string or elastic to hang from your waist?
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You guys are so creative with suggestions and I really appreciate it. I'll probably disconnect my pump before going in the ring and reconnect after I get back. Mostly, I just need to remember to keep my pump in my right pocket away from the leash. It's easy to do when I put my pump set on the right side. Not so easy when my pump set is on the left.

Most of the time I don't think about it. When you've had a pump in your pocket for six years, you get very used to having this little thing with you, tubing and all. I think a belt would drive me crazy because I'd have to unzip it to get to my pump. Right now, all I do is grab it from my pocket, push buttons, and drop it back in my pocket.

Tubeless would be wonderful, except at the airport, because then you have to go through secondary screening every time you fly because you can't disconnect your pump. And the issue with not being able to use your pump if you lose your meter. Either way t1d is a pain in the butt.
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<snip>I was thinking if you had a custom made fanny pack - I think nowadays they are calling them belly bags. I say custom made because I envision something soft and narrow with a small pouch, just large enough for your meter. Something can be hidden under your clothes. Then you could use the children's length connector, and still be able to use the bathroom. Maybe made from cotton knit fabric so it's soft against your skin and machine washable. Maybe a better description would be a pocket on a string or elastic to hang from your waist?
It sounds like you're describing a money belt, something like THIS. It might be worth a try.
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What about custom jeans with an arrow on the right leg pointing to the right pocket and a little sign that says PUMP GOES HERE? Sorry, I just know what you mean about losing things even when you've had them for years. The worst thing in my house is when I've decided to put something away in a place that "makes more sense." Sometimes it's better to stick with the system the way it is!
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But, with long tubing, it snakes out of my pocket and attempts to mate with doorknobs, headphones, leashes, my oven door...
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It sounds like you're describing a money belt, something like THIS. It might be worth a try.
You guys might also look into conceal carry holsters. They are comfortable and sturdy.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...019b436329ffbb
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So, yesterday Noelle and I went to Canine Musical Freestyle class. We were doing spins together, and heeling and having so much fun. Then, we got these colorful poles about the size of canes. Noelle wrapped her foot around the pole without prompting. Such a cute trick, sitting on her hind legs, tapping the pole first with her left foot, and then her right. Left foot, right foot. Then she tapped my knee, left foot, right foot, tapped the pole, tapped my knee. Ah, we're dancing together, Noelle. This is so cool. Sweat was pouring off my face. My heart was thundering. Getting lightheaded. Weird. Why do I feel so lousy?

Tap knee.
Tap knee.
Tap knee.
TAP KNEE!

Hey, mom! You're low, dumb dumb!

OH!!! No wonder I feel like crap. DUH!

I like that tapping my knee for low is a priority one override for Noelle. It literally does not matter where we are, or what we are doing. If I'm low, she alerts. I stopped dancing, and some fruit snacks and drank a Pepsi. I got home and my blood sugar was 111. After eating 45 grams of carbs without extra insulin, my number should have been 300+. Nope, 111. So, I was super low in class, but thanks to Noelle I was fine.

Next time, I will have lunch first and then go to class. When I started class my number was 115, way too low for that kind of exercise. Oops. Diabetes management involves a lot of experimenting and a whole lot of failure. Noelle is essential to my diabetes management. She's a whole lot better at it than I am, that's for sure.

Going to dance class without eating first? How stupid was that? Thanks for having my back, Noelle. You rock.
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That is awesome!! Not the low sugar — the dancing! I would love to see a video
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