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Kalobe's Discussions

Travel supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kalobe Nov 20, 2013. 9 Replies

Can I get emergency supplies abroad if my luggage goes AWOL? I'm not sure I can fit a months worth of cannulas and supplies of (many) pills for various non diabetic medical reasons, insulin, spare…Continue

Tags: pump, Travel

Which set is best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kalobe Nov 19, 2012. 18 Replies

I've been getting loads of bent cannula problems. (I'm still new to the pump so it could be me doing it wrong!). I'm not fat so perhaps I need a baby size or something. Any suggestions? I use…Continue

Tags: Mio, Set, Paradigm, Cannula

Carrying spares without looking like Santa Clause

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Oct 19, 2012. 5 Replies

I cycle and used to have a small handbag (purse) before I started on pump treatment. I can't fit all the spares in there now! What do you all use to transport your stuff day to day? I also need to…Continue

Tags: purse, kit, emergency, travel, Bag


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Kalobe replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Itimacy with the Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Is that a pump in your pocket or are you pleased to see me! Girls will look at you not the pump don't worry.just wear it like a pager."
Jan 19, 2014
Kalobe replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"Thanks. Really useful . Buy the way is there such a thing as the 'perfect' bag? :)"
Nov 20, 2013
Skye replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"I've managed to shove enough stuff, D-related and otherwise into a single carried-on backpack for a 3 week trip through Europe, and while I understand compact-packing isn't for everyone, here's a couple things I've learned over…"
Nov 20, 2013
artwoman replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"And...take the supplies out of their boxes. You can mush them down in a plastic ziplock, back, fill your shoes with some, I end up being able to take 2x as much just by getting rid of the boxes. I toss in the Rx label just in case as well"
Nov 20, 2013
Sue replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"I agree with everyone's thoughts. I have a Medtronic pump and they have toll free European phone number, which I always take with me. I never, never, ever let my medical supplies out of my hands. Also, depending on where you are traveling, the…"
Nov 16, 2013
JohnG replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"I carry a small gym/sports bag on the plane, it will hold three months worth of pump supply's, insulin, syringes spare meter and extra pump, no problem. I have had my son Fed-x me, pills, infusion sets, a phone, many diffrent items. You can…"
Nov 16, 2013
Kalobe replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"Thanks everyone. I didn't know that I could have an extra bag for my meds. That would make me feel a lot more secure."
Nov 16, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"I second what pancreaswanted says and recommend that you carry on all your supplies. Almost all airlines provide an exception to carry on limits for medically necessary supplies, you could wheel on a whole extra 22" extra rollerboard for your…"
Nov 14, 2013
pancreaswanted replied to Kalobe's discussion 'Travel supplies'
"in addition to a regular piece of hand luggage, it is the law that you are allowed one other carry on full of medical equipment. i have travelled to and from europe with an extra hand luggage/carry on ítem with all my junk in it as dont want…"
Nov 14, 2013
Kalobe posted a discussion

Travel supplies

Can I get emergency supplies abroad if my luggage goes AWOL? I'm not sure I can fit a months worth of cannulas and supplies of (many) pills for various non diabetic medical reasons, insulin, spare pump, sharps box etc in my hand luggage! Does anyone have advice please? :)
Nov 14, 2013
Kalobe commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I had a bad batch but had used most of them before I got the recall notice. They will be replaced on Wednesday. I've got others to use in the meantime."
Jul 12, 2013
Kalobe replied to Lyna's discussion 'Weight problems.'
"Write down what you eat and then try to swap the biscuits ( for example) for a piece of fruit as fruit will take longer to eat and make you feel fuller without putting on the pounds. Speak to your diabetes nurse as they are always helpful.…"
May 19, 2013
Kalobe replied to Cara's discussion 'Apidra in pump and being high'
"I'm shocked that your insurance company can dictate your medication! That should be up to your endo and you to decide the best formula."
Apr 22, 2013
Kalobe replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Has anyone tried the waist pouch from Minimed?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have always used the plastic clip and clip the pump to my belt. I leave it floating at night but tend to semi wake and hold on to it when I turn over so I know that I'm not going to pull it. It's never pulled out at night. I've…"
Apr 21, 2013
Kalobe commented on Melitta's blog post 'Positive Autoantibody Tests Indicate Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes'
"Also look out for future autoimmune damage to other internal organs and glands. I now also have Sjogrens; Reynaulds; and systemic sclerosis."
Apr 20, 2013
Kalobe joined Manny Hernandez's group

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Apr 17, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
March 1, 1976
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What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed Paradigm Veo

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