so i'm new to the site and the group, please bear with me if i crash through any of the social rules here.

is anyone else as frustrated as i used to be with pump tubing? ok, so i only put up with it for 5 days before i figured out a solution that works for me. and i've been testing it for the last year and a half and it works pretty well in most cases and i suspect it will work better when i find the right kind of plastic glue.

but i keep my tubing wound up with it, it pulls out and releases as easily as i need it to [most of the time!] and it keeps the pets from catching my tubing [jumping dog] or biting it [i rescue abandoned/feral kittens]
my endo, his PA and my diabetes educator/nutritionist all think it's a good idea so i guess it's time to share my little invention?

and technically, this is putting it in the public domain, so by posting it here, i know i've just made it non patentable by anyone. and i prefer that. it's something that most people could make at home so there's no need to medical supply companies to get even more of our money.

if anyone is interested i can make a full set of instructions out of my photos in a few weeks when i can afford to reinstate my flickr account

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This is very creative. I love it!
actually it finally wore out on wednesday and i realized just how much i rely on it - i've lost two infusion sites to caught tubing since then. i have the new case and can just transfer the mechanism over to the new case as soon as i drill it. the lid to the case snapped off, it was a living hinge style thing and it wore out
Marti:

Can you send me the parts lists and where you got them ?

I like th looks f it and the tube is a pain in as I get it caught on everything.

Tanks
Kevin Walls
um... i dismantled old film cameras from the thrift store. looks like the parts i ended up using came from a vivitar PN2011 but i wouldn't count on finding another one.
also a dental floss container. i used tom's of maine because it was smooth and clear and had peel off stickers. but i've seen the same case since on some oral B

http://www.flickr.com/photos/catastrophegirl/sets/72157615591496970...

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