Friday, May 16, 2014

D-Blog Week - Diabetes Life Hacks

It's the 5th Annual Diabetes Blog Week! Thanks to Karen over at Bitter Sweet Diabetes for the topics and agenda for the week. Head over there and see all the other postings from great diabetes bloggers from all walks of life. Go. Now. I'll wait.

Day #5
Diabetes Life Hacks

The things that make life with diabetes easier, huh?! OK, here goes...

The D Kit
A girl's gotta have a D kit, right? Something sparkly and glittery and well, girly. That holds everything. And here it is:

They come in all colors and designs. Available at Target.

Flexifix tape for the Dexcom sensor

You need to keep a sensor on past 7 days? Shhh - who does that? That's a secret. This stuff works. It keeps the sensor on and it's lightweight and clear. Costs a bundle, but if you cut it right, one roll lasts a very long time.

Dexcom receiver holder

Yes, there are cute holders from Tallygear. But I MacGyvered one out of a Vera Bradley ID case. Simply cut the middle section out of it and the Dexcom fits perfectly inside. Clear window to view and all. And such cute designs. Thanks, Vera!

Available through Vera Bradley and Hallmark stores too.

Hope they help make life a little easier with the D!


Karen said...

Great hacks. We D-Girls have to have a little style, don't we??

Mike Hoskins said...

Tape rules. Although, I've found an interesting D-Lifehack on that note -- I don't immediately use my tape on a sensor. Usually, I can get a week or 10 days out of it before it starts peeling. And that's when I tape it, as a reinforcement. And that's what gets me the rest of the length to... (shhhh) "more days." :) Thanks for the post, Penny!

Kelley said...

Oh, I LOVE your d-kit bag. I need to find one :)

Lesley said...

My daughter & I both have pretty meter kits - so much nicer than what comes with them! QUESTION: what is the difference between Flexifix tape and IV3000?

Sara said...

Happily using two of those three hacks already. I prefer to have a purse addiction in exchange for that first hack :P

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