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  1. Roselady
    Roselady August 12, 2011 at 7:01 am | | Reply

    Fun post. Always enjoy to look on the prettier side of diabetes.

  2. Khürt Williams
    Khürt Williams August 12, 2011 at 7:52 am | | Reply

    Nice designs but let’s be honest here. These things are designed by women for women. Am I wrong?

  3. Sysy
    Sysy August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    I love my myabetic clutch/wallet, it’s perfect! ( Now I will check these out :)

  4. Michael Ratrie
    Michael Ratrie August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    I have to agree w/Khurt. While I despise my black meter case because I am constantly “losing it” in my black laptop bag, or my black car interior, these cases are too cute for me.

    I would also really like to see a case that has room for a tube of glucose tablets. That would be especially nice when the meter reads “44″!

    Fair Winds,

  5. Lauren
    Lauren August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am | | Reply

    aw man! This looks awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. anne
    anne August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am | | Reply

    can someone figure out the perfect solution for used test strips??

  7. Tim
    Tim August 12, 2011 at 11:25 am | | Reply

    That is a nice bag and it looks convenient as well.

  8. AmyT
    AmyT August 12, 2011 at 11:49 am | | Reply

    @anne – thanks for saying that! I’m always amazed that NONE of the bags seem to have a designated spot for used strips. So important – why doesn’t anyone address that??

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  10. KristinW
    KristinW August 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm | | Reply

    I use a hard-side eyeglass case for meter, strips, lancing device, used strips. My sleek little USB Contour meter fits right in. I replace these or change them with the seasons. They cost $5-$8 at stores like TJMaxx and Marshalls. I like them bc they are hard-sided, so I feel my “stuff” is protected. They snap open & closed, so no fumbling with zippers or noise of velcro. They come in different colors, so I can always find them in the bottom of my purse. I like keeping my meter in a more portable and different case from all my other diabetes supplies, which I access less often (read: not 8+ time per day).

    For my insulin pump stuff, I use those little cases that airlines give you on long trips that have toothpaste, eyemask, chapstick, etc. in them. They are just thick enough to hold several sets of tubing, infusion sets, insulin vials, etc. For longer stays away from home, I have this nifty cosmetic bag thing which has two large compartments which each fit about 8 infusin sets and 8 cartridges. Extra strip vials, etc. fit in little niches in different parts of the case. This one I have is about the thickness of one layer of Inset cartridges, and about 10 x 12 inches, so it slides in vertically next to my laptop when I’m travelling for work.

    Glucose tabs I have stashed in my car, in my purse, at work – different places. It makes me feel more comfortable that they are around in multiple places, not just in my diabetes “stuff” case.

    The cases in this post look interesting. Will check them out, too!

  11. MikeC
    MikeC August 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm | | Reply

    Camera sling by CaseLogic. External pouches all over. Everything for testing, pumping & snacking. For the first time in almost 30 years I dont keep forgetting my D-junk.

  12. Cary
    Cary August 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm | | Reply

    And the right answer in my opinion is NO CASE. Throw them away. Not worth my time. When the device breaks, call the company and they send you a new one. Just toss everything into your bag, pocket, etc while traveling. The bags take up so much space it’s wasteful since most are poorly designed and only offer a place to put things. Slim and low profile have never been in the designers mind (cases unfortunately have to fit the profile of the large devices).

  13. Natalie
    Natalie August 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm | | Reply

    I use a Baggallini purse for everything. It’s black, made of polyester (?), and has lots of compartments for various stuff. Looks like a miniature backpack with more compartments. I’m TRYING to train myself to remember where my glucose tablets are when I’m low — failed at it last week, but I always keep them in the front compartment. I also have spare batteries for pump and meter, an extra infusion set (tubing and reservoir can be reused), and extra vial of insulin when I remember to put it in — I don’t like to keep insulin in my purse for fear of forgetting about it and having it expire. But it’s very nice to have when your pump runs dry just when you weren’t expecting it to, and you’re out on the town. When traveling, I go with a lot of supplies in my suitcase AND in my carry on. But those are all in baggies.

  14. Riva
    Riva August 13, 2011 at 7:01 am | | Reply

    Check out spibelt, another tiny bag for carrying things around your waist.

  15. AmyT
    AmyT August 13, 2011 at 8:36 am | | Reply

    @Riva – thanks, yes, we’re very familiar with Spibelt. Wrote about it here: — that’s more of a sports pack, ideal for working out. I use it every time I run!

  16. Khürt Williams
    Khürt Williams August 14, 2011 at 6:29 am | | Reply

    @Cary How does on fit two insulin pens (fast and long), a glucometer, lancing device, lancets, along with a wallet, keys, and a cell phone into a standard pair of dress pants?

  17. Cary
    Cary August 17, 2011 at 4:35 am | | Reply


    Wear a suit jacket. Pockets galore.

    My preference is to leave all supplies where I spend my time: home, office, gym, car, etc. You are never more than 20 minutes from supplies (more than enough time).

    I don’t lug all of that stuff wherever I go — I leave things where I use them.

  18. Sugar Medical Supply Team
    Sugar Medical Supply Team September 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | | Reply

    To all the men and boys out there, Sugar Medical Supply does have 3 great options for you. We have a grey/navy and a red/black cases that are made in a rugged polyester. We all just launched a Digital Camo last week. These have all the great options that the “pretty” girl bags do- but more room and NOT black. Check them out guys!

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