I’m always curious as to how people schlep all their diabetes supplies. I’m starting a series of posts called It’s My D-Bag, Baby! where we’ll get a sneak peek into people’s supply bags. We recently retired our Vera Bradley bag. It served us well for quite a long time, but one of the front pocket snaps began to rip. So here’s a peek at our current d-bag…
We received a Love Bug bag from Myabetic sometime ago, but it just wasn’t big enough to hold ALL the d-stuff we schlep everywhere. I was excited to see a sample of the redesigned bag when we were in Florida for Friends For Life last summer. They’ve doubled the size and added a shoulder strap, which makes it a great improvement for us.
In fact, we are always on the hunt for a bag that carries ALL of our supplies and has a shoulder strap so that Q can carry it when on the go and at school and my husband and I can carry it to take a load off of her. (And, yes, real D-Dads will carry a pink or flowered d-supply bag for their child.)
Now that we are also carrying an EpiPen (stupid tree nut allergy!), we have so much to try to pack into one bag. We are making it work. Though because it’s over-filled, I have not been squeezing a juice box in for fear of an explosion.
One thing that I would really like is a universal clear strap, similar to the one in the Sugar Medical Supply OmniPod Bag or Sugar Bag, instead of one of the mesh pockets. We actually prefer to keep the OmniPod PDM in place and not take it in and out to test. And there was no way to really fit our Sugar Medical Supply pouch in, though I may try to rework it at some point. And I actually ended up taking one of the removable zipper pouches out so that we could more easily get the PDM in and out (it’s still a tight fit). I covered the velcro with some clear tape.
I felt like I was playing Tetris as I tried to fit all our stuff in, LOL!
Overall, we’re pleased with the bag. The quality is good. I think if we didn’t have the EpiPen we would have room for snacks. In fact I need to squeeze an inhaler in there, too.
From the Myabetic website: “This versatile case has two separate compartments. One side includes two Velcro-removable pockets, two elastic loops, and two larger net pockets to hold a meter, insulin pens, syringes, pump infusion sets, and other testing items. The opposite compartment is free to hold additional care items – FRIO cooling case, emergency snacks, log books, a compact sharps container, or other testing items. It also includes an optional detachable strap.”
Contents of our D-Bag:
- OmniPod PDM
- Batteries for the PDM
- Extra pod (I package a pod, alcohol swab, and Q-tip in a plastic baggie)
- Vial of test strips, plus an extra vial
- Extra meter
- MultiClix lancing device and extra lancets (we use a new lancet each and every time thankyouverymuch)
- Quick acting glucose (GlucoLift, Level Life, Quick Sticks)
Here is a video from Myabetic showing the bag:
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They also offer a boyish bag. Though my sports loving daughter might love it, too!
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