I just broke my last pump clip. It got caught on something when I sat down at a restaurant.

Medtronic has been cool about sending me replacements so far. I've been through about a half dozen, including one that broke in the mail.This is what I'm using in the mean time. Pretty sad.

I think the clips keep breaking, largely due to the poorly designed hinges. I'm going to try modeling and 3d printing a more durable version.

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Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on May 17, 2013 at 7:53pm

I break mine at the worst possible times. Like entering the plan to go on vacation. In the hospital on my way to surgery for a hip replacement. So what i started doing it buying two each time and asking for one each time I call. Yes $15.00 is expensive, but it beats the alternative. Incidentally they do deliver never next day on vacation in FL. You knwo I can go for months and never break one, and bam in like two months break two. i wish I could figure that one out.



Comment by Alicia on May 17, 2013 at 9:35pm

At least you got creative :p

Comment by Sam Iam on May 17, 2013 at 11:20pm

Last time I had the full holder. I superglued the rotor in the middle, fixed, once it started getting loose. It was fine for about a year, then the clip broke. Then I switched to a mini clip. The hinge broke in less than a week.

Comment by Mari on May 18, 2013 at 12:15am

can't imagine! never had any trouble with mine.But maybe I'm not sure which one you are talking about. I'm glad you didn't break your pump!!

Comment by shoshana27 on May 18, 2013 at 7:50am

i never used the clip. my fingers cannot squeeze it. i use a small zippered pouch attached to a belt either under or over my blouse/sweater or whatever i wear & in goes my pump. voila. easy.

Comment by Sam Iam on May 20, 2013 at 7:03am

I use the short tubing, so the pump can't even go in my pocket. Driving me crazy. I think I'm going to try Shoshana's approach for now.

Comment by Trudy on May 20, 2013 at 7:11am

Hi Sam Iam. When I used my pump I used a Spibelt; there is one made specifically for pumps: http://www.spibelt.com Now that I'm on MDI, it continues to be useful for carrying Small Personal Items, such as glucose tabs, keys, etc.

Comment by Dotty on May 29, 2013 at 8:25am

You just made my day! Thanks for sharing your "creativeness". I use a regular SpiBelt since I started on the pump in March. Seems to work the best for me.


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