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Unconventional ways of packing lighter with pump supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark W Jan 18. 3 Replies

Hi all,I love minimalist travel -- traveling with my backpack as small and light as possible. I've used a large camping backpack to do a few 4-6 week international trips, and one 6-month trip across…Continue

 

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Mark W replied to Mark W's discussion 'Unconventional ways of packing lighter with pump supplies'
"I do like how my bag always shrinks towards the end of a trip... :) I'm thinking of backpacking down western South America next (Colombia to Argentina). If I can't figure out a way to shrink down my supplies more, I'll probably bring…"
Jan 18
niccolo replied to Mark W's discussion 'Unconventional ways of packing lighter with pump supplies'
"Test strip containers, at least mine, include a built in moisture-absorbing material. So taking them out of their containers risks spoiling them, particularly awkward during travel."
Jan 18
mohe0001 replied to Mark W's discussion 'Unconventional ways of packing lighter with pump supplies'
"Don't ask me. I once got on a plane to Beijing without my basal. Forgot it. My Doc, I'm sure, wanted to slit my throat. I chronically over pack diabetes supplies. I don't like the idea of taking supplies out of sterile packaging.…"
Jan 18
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Unconventional ways of packing lighter with pump supplies

Hi all,I love minimalist travel -- traveling with my backpack as small and light as possible. I've used a large camping backpack to do a few 4-6 week international trips, and one 6-month trip across SE Asia and China, but my pump supplies always end up taking up a lot of the bag, and keep me from being truly "light." Right now, I can go for 2 weeks at a time with just a small day pack, but even then, my pump supplies take up almost half my pack.What I'd really like is to be able to take, say, a…See More
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For diabetics that like to hike, camp, boat or do anything outside! The goal is to create a forum for tips on dealing with diabetes and the outdoors.See More
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Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
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Geeks With Diabetes

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Type 1 Runners

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Triabetes

A group for those interested in triathlon and diabetes. Also for those interested in following the Triabetes documentary, exercise research and team development for 2008 and beyond.See More
Mar 22, 2011
Linda G left a comment for Mark W
"WELCOME HOME Mark.... "
Jan 27, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for Mark W
"Welcome to TuDiabetes, we are so happy that you found us! "
Jan 26, 2011
Doris D left a comment for Mark W
"WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I can help you in anyway just ask me. Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About US": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes"
Jan 25, 2011
Marie B left a comment for Mark W
"hi mark, welcome! we have many members in the bay area, including our founder. http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/sfbayareateam"
Jan 25, 2011
Donna H left a comment for Mark W
"Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community."
Jan 25, 2011

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Connecting with other pwds, especially other people into technology
Date diagnosed
May 6, 2001
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm

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At 4:28pm on January 27, 2011, Linda G said…
WELCOME HOME Mark....
At 4:31pm on January 25, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I can help you in anyway just ask me.
Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About US": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 1:11pm on January 25, 2011, Marie B said…
hi mark, welcome! we have many members in the bay area, including our founder.

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/sfbayareateam
At 12:32pm on January 25, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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