Caleb’s OmniPod® PDM & DexCom™ Carrying Cases

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When Caleb is at school, he keeps him PDM with him wherever he goes. Over the years the way he transports it from place to placed has changed. When he was younger it was the sole responsibility of the teachers to make sure that it was with him at all times they carried it. During this past year that organically changed to him being responsible for it - not officially, but practically speaking, he's the one with it. The exceptions are gym, recess or any other event that requires him to be active. The teacher is still responsible for it in these cases

When he was in preschool, we used a hard-drive case to keep his PDM and essentials safe. When he started elementary school, his regular OmniPod® case was carried around in a cinch sack. That was kind of big, although not bulky. His school nurse suggested one with an NYY symbol, so that made it "cool".

Then last year when we were in Florida I found a little bag in the golf supply section of the ESPN store of Downtown Disney. I liked it because it seemed cool and a little more mature. It's like a mini back-pack. The fact that it opened from the top instead of like a notebook seemed a little awkward. I kneeled in the store and assembled all of Caleb's necessities in it to give it a test drive. It seemed do-able, so we gave it a shot.

It's the only bag he's used since and we currently have no intention of switching. It's just the right size to hold everything he needs. It's sporty and somewhat "hip". We're on our second iteration since the first was getting worn out.

So here's what it looks like with his Dexcom™ receiver in his SPIBelt™:

DexCom in SPIbelt™ with Caleb's OmniPod PDM carrying case

Here is everything that is kept inside the PDM case:

All the necessities that must be with Caleb at all times including his bg/dosing chart

View of the case from the top when it's packed:

Caleb's PDM case with main compartment open - chart, PDM, strips and poker at the ready

Separately I carry his insulin, extra Pods, glucagon and his EpiPen (peanut allergy), wipes, syringes in a different case. The school nurse also keeps a glucagon and EpiPen in her office. As Caleb has grown, he carries the Dexcom™ receiver in his pocket about as much as he uses the SPIbelt™.

The case is the CMC Mini Day Pack™ and it comes it lots of colors and also a few patterns.

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Tags: Carrying, Case, OmniPod, PDM, caleb

Comment by Scott Wilkins on July 19, 2012 at 6:26am

Cool! I'm taking my family to Disney in a couple months. We'll definately have to hit the ESPN Store! Thanks for the awesome post!

Comment by Scott Wilkins on July 19, 2012 at 6:33am

Or, why wait for the trip. Amazon was full of them in different styles and different buttons/logos.

Comment by Lorraine on July 19, 2012 at 6:39am

Yes! I was just coming here to mention Amazon. That's where we got our second one (and third one). I saw them in the hotel gift shops at Disney too. They have Mickey logos, but otherwise it's the same thing!

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