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Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Aug 28, 2013. 24 Replies

Usually do multiple backpacking trips a year (High Sierras or Coast in California), but only did one last summer due to other commitments. I was on Lantus prior to last November so pump supplies…Continue

Tags: backpacking, hiking, Travel

Places to wear insulin pump while hiking/backpacking/exercising

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Feb 16, 2011. 10 Replies

I am an avid backpacker/hiker who just got on the pump in November. My progress has been slow but steady in the right direction with the pump, though the first month was a bit difficult. I've had…Continue

 

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acidrock23 replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"crafty!"
Aug 28, 2013
KC replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"It has been a while, but I wanted to share with folks who are interested how I've been packaging my pump supplies for backpacking and other outdoor adventures. About a year ago, I took one of the plastic, cylindrical, Crystal Lite containers,…"
Aug 27, 2013
cknscratch replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I've done some multi-day caving trips through river caves where EVERYTHING ends up wet/dirty and always repackage pump supplies before I start. The best solution that I have found is to pull everything out of the bulky wrappers and plastic and…"
Feb 1, 2012
KC replied to Tom's discussion 'Too scared to do things?'
"Agree with a lot of the posters here about it being okay to be scared, but not letting it control you. When I first got on the pump last November, I had some moments of pretty deep anxiety. My blood sugars were totally up and down and nothing seemed…"
Jan 3, 2012
KC replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"Just keep your insulin and meter in a jacket pocket when hiking and sleep with your meter, insulin, and anything else you can't afford to have freeze. Got stuck in a rare August snow storm while crossing the Cathedrals to Volgelsang in Yosemite…"
Jan 2, 2012
Stoyan replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"That is a very interesting question, as I will be doing the same in then coming weeks. Except that it will be in January up in the mountains in the freezing cold, and I will have to make sure that my medication does not freeze or anything. It is a…"
Jan 2, 2012
KC replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"Excellent idea. I typically just drop 50 strips in one tube for a weekender and add 50 strips in another for trips that are 4 nights or more. This is definitely a reasonable alternative. I noticed you take a frio pouch to keep insulin cool. Assuming…"
Jan 2, 2012
chesky replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
Jan 2, 2012
jrtpup replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"It was in my medicine cabinet from a few years ago. Probably Walgreens? It was for Tums. Someone could make a fortune manufacturing them lol."
Jan 2, 2012
jrtpup replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I have one of those old blue Tums tube. It's longer than the usual strip vials -about 1 1/2" - and holds 100 strips. Has a really tight cap so no moisture/spilling problem."
Jan 2, 2012
acidrock23 replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"W/ the MM, I think that it's a good idea to keep the reservoirs wrapped as I think there might be some sort of lubricant on the O-ring that benefits from the protection. That might have caused the issue when mine got wet, now that I think about…"
Jan 2, 2012
KC replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I'm not using the Mio insertion sets but just the standard quick set infusion sets. I ditched the spring loaded thingy and have been inserting the sets by hand without any issues since last March or so. Has the benefit of saving a few ounces in…"
Jan 1, 2012
Mike S. replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"Enjoy Phantom Ranch ? I did the burro thing a few years back and my butt still hurts! No problem with the pump or supplies..........and it's 110°F there. Planning & planning & planning. I think I took enough for three weeks! Ziplock…"
Jan 1, 2012
jrtpup replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I do (usually) wash my hands before a FS, always use an alcohol wipe for a site or sensor insertion, but that's about it. I'm OCD about a lot of D stuff, but not sterility - I'm sure someone will weigh in to tell you it's…"
Jan 1, 2012
KC replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I use a MiniMed Paradigm pump. Sometimes wish I had the Animas for the waterproofing but things are what they are. Your response gives me the courage to take the plunge and just repackage everything. I did a few searches for sterile bags online and…"
Jan 1, 2012
jrtpup replied to KC's discussion 'Repackaging Pump Supplies for Travel/Backpacking'
"I don't know which pump you use, but I did repackage my Animas reservoirs and my Dexcom sensors for my cruise. The packaging does take up a lot of unnecessary room! I opened the packages and just dumped everythiing into 2 ziploc bags. I did use…"
Jan 1, 2012

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At 4:17am on October 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY KC.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
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Happy,Happy Birthday,KC. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
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Happy Birthday, KC!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
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