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Roche Accu-Chek Users

For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.

 

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Does it come with a clip?

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Comment by Colette Henry on March 10, 2014 at 12:54pm
I recently got a great belt from an Australian company. The web site is www.diabete-ezy.com. The price is in Australian dollars but is about 27 US dollars. I wear it next to my skin just above the waist band and it's not very noticeable
Comment by Marie B on March 10, 2014 at 11:18am

lately I've been working on "Quilts of Valor" - these are for Vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan (mostly) wars. Many of my quilts have been sent directly to field hospitals and given to the soldier right there. Some have gone to Walter Reed, and other rehab hospitals here in the US. I was just working on one today.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 10, 2014 at 5:28am

Marie,

Nice quilt and such a nice shot of you! Ae you still quilting?

Comment by Marie B on March 10, 2014 at 4:58am

I did find a picture of me w my pump clip in full view. I always wear pants and clip it to the right pocket. dressing and undressing, I lay the pump on the bed or dresser. I find the worst is when you're trying on clothes and there's nowhere to put it.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 9, 2014 at 5:59pm

Khurt,

Definitely agree that most accessories seem to be geared towards women and children. The Accu-Chek products aren't the most fashionable, but I have found in business formal, business casual that the black or blue cases work well enough.

How did your next "big event" go? Have you swapped in a new cartridge yet?

Comment by Khürt Williams on March 9, 2014 at 4:54pm

Hi Marie B!!!
Thanks for the tips. I'm still struggling to find a place for the pump. I work in a business-casual environment so long-sleeve button down shirts with undershirts is the norm. I don't mind wearing the pump out but it does present a challenge dressing and undressing.

Most of the products I've seen appear to be geared toward sports or women and children.

Comment by Marie B on March 2, 2014 at 8:25am

Khurt, I've used Accu-chek pumps for over 24 years. You will find their customer service to be excellent, should you ever feel the need to have someone walk you through a cartridge change, or anything else.

About the "where to put it" I personally have one of their Older clip cases. It clips completely securely to the waist band of my pants or pj bottoms. I'm sorry to report the new clip case does NOT, when I tried the Combo with this new case, it fell off onto the bathroom floor more than once, and I knew that it wasn't going to work for me. sorry I can't even find a picture of this older case, I was lucky to find someone here on TuD who was willing to give me hers. I'm completely "out" when it comes to pumping, I always wear mine visibly outside, it's more comfortable for me.

as I think others have mentioned, the Spibelt gets rave reviews, and also keep you eyes open to MP3 player bags, cell phone bags, I have a variety of these. some other sites to check out:

http://www.annaps.com/en/about-anna-ps/insulin-pump/
http://www.pumpwearinc.com/pumpshop/
http://www.mykpp.com/products.html

I only disconnect the tubing for showering myself.

Welcome to pumping!

Comment by Khürt Williams on March 2, 2014 at 8:05am

This morning, I changed out my infusion set for the very first time. I was a bit anxious but I got it done. Whew! Next major event in 3 days. I'll be out the infusion set AND insulin.

Comment by Khürt Williams on March 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Hi @Mike Raterie, I am starting to feel the same way. Batman!!!

I think I'll figure this out eventually. Right now, the challenge is my pants pockets are already filled with stuff. The CGMS and keys occupy one pocket and my other pocket has my wallet and iPhone. No space for the Spirit Combo. Right now, it's winter so I can keep my keys in a coat. But the summer time may prove more challenging.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 2, 2014 at 5:48am

I am pretty slim myself, I always felt that wearing the pump on my belt was pretty ideal. These days, I sometimes feel a bit like Batman with his Utility Belt, with the pump, CGM and sometimes keys and meter clipped to my belt, lol!

For sleeping, I wear a pair of light athletic shorts with a pocket - the pump goes in the pocket when I get up and comes out while in bed.

 

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