Q has been using the OmniPod insulin pump for about 20 months and we love it. She normally places it on her tummy, low back, and the top of her tush. These sites sometimes got in the way during gymnastics if she was doing bar work or certain poses, so she has started also wearing it on her arm this spring. Unlike the sites on her tummy, tush, and back, when it’s on her arm she sometimes thinks it feels a bit wobbly. Not to mention that she rarely knocks it off in those other three spots, but is more likely to knock it when it’s on her arm.
We started looking around for solutions of ways to wrap it when it’s on her arm. There are several things you can do, but one of the easiest and cutest solutions is the arm bands sold by Bands 4 Life.
Bands 4 Life is a company founded and run by a D-Mom whose son needed the same solution as us. Jennifer Nevill has created arm and thigh bands made from a thin spandex that can be worn over the OmniPod as well as continuous glucose monitor sensors.
Jen says “In March 2010, we chose to put Jack on the OmniPod pump. After eight hard months of insulin injections, we were excited and hopeful. It quickly proved to be the right decision for Jack and our family. Jack loves his pod and he prefers to wear it on his arms. Since Jack is an active boy, we quickly found that the pod sometimes would jar loose after a full day of activity. We needed a solution so we began to sew colorful arm bands in all different patterns for Jack to wear over his pod to secure it in place. They worked! Jack no longer had to worry about the pod coming loose. He had a new sense of freedom in not having to think or worry about his insulin pump during the day. That easily, Bands 4 Life was formed!”
Jen sent us a few arm bands and we’ve given them a good run for their money this spring. Q has worn them to gymnastics and school and even in the bath tub. I love that they dry quickly and can be thrown in the washing machine.
This past weekend we spent some time at an amusement and water park. Q thought the best pod site for the trip was her arm since it wouldn’t be in the way on rides. While at the waterpark she wore a Bands 4 Life band to keep it in place. Worked like a charm!
Jen is adding some new prints and colors for summer and she has plenty to suit your style whether you are shopping for a boy or girl…or even an adult!
Since they can be worn over both the OmniPod and also a continuous glucose monitor sensor, follow the measuring instructions to get a proper fit.
Disclosure: Bands 4 Life sent us a few bands for review consideration. Please read the disclosure statement.