I’ve planned, booked, organised, packed, and said a not-so-tearful goodbye to my colleagues. I’ve loaded my e-reader with as many books as it will hold. I’ve checked every item off of my pre-travel checklist (get your copy here) and I’m ready to go. There ARE, however, a few things to still keep in mind while traveling with a pump.
Everyone likes to save money. As diabetics, it’s even more important, as we have all the extra ‘stuff’ to purchase. Lancets, pen needles, insulin, alcohol swabs, pump supplies, more than the average person. And I know my diabetic friends, all of whom have been conquering the disease daily for 25 years or more, have little tips and short cuts.
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No one likes it when the tape on their infusion site begins to peel up long before it's time for a site change.
Here is a great, economical tip to save your site and your wallet. Grab a piece of Smith & Nephew's IV3000 (product code #4007) a pair of scissors and see how you can rescue your site.
Are you tired of having to give doors a wide berth?
Are you wary of of everyday objects that have their eye on your tubing?
Maybe it's time to try a safety loop!