{D-Mom Tested} SPIbelt

by Leighann on April 2, 2012

When we decided to do a trial of the CGM*, I knew Q would need to carry the receiver with her. She has an adorable Hello Kitty waist pack from Too Sweet Boutique, but I’ve seen several other d-kids with their SPIbelts.

SPIbelt sent us a kid-sized belt in pink to carry her CGM receiver.

When I told Q her new SPIbelt came in the mail, she thought I said “spy belt.”

The kids have been watching Inspector Gadget and Inspector Gadget 2 nonstop, so it’s no surprise that she thought I said spy belt. And as an aside, she nicknamed her CGM receiver “Gadget.” Fitting!

Depending on what she’s wearing, some days she wears the CGM on her waistband using the clip. But some days because of the type of clothing she has on, it’s easier to wear a pouch at her waist. With the SPIbelt it lays pretty flat against her midsection and you could barely tell it was there under some of her clothes. Of course some days she wore it on the outside as a fashion accessory.

I like that the SPIbelt keeps it snug against her body. She also put it to the test over spring break when she played outside all day, every day. (Go ahead, ask me how many lows she had that week!) It is secure in the pouch and she can hang upside down and ride her bike without worrying that it will fall off and crash to the ground.

She got it a little grimy over break so I tossed it into a mesh bag and washed it with the delicates, then let it air dry. It cleaned right up.

Even after our CGM trial, this pouch will come in handy on bike rides and when camping when she needs to carry some fast-acting glucose with her.

For more information about SPIbelts for kids and for diabetics, visit their webpage. For kids over the age of 8, the company suggests ordering an adult size.

Pink SPIbelt

Image courtesy of SPIbelt

Disclosure: SPIbelt provided me with a kid-sized belt. Monetary compensation was not received and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement. *Please also read the Medtronic disclosure.

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1 Diapeepees April 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

Such a cute and happy pic!

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2 Kristin April 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

SPIbelts are pretty awesome! The “spy” does make them sound cool as well. 🙂

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3 StacyMitchL April 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

We just ordered 2! Thanks for sharing!!!

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