D Blog Week-Day 5

Diabetes life hacks

" Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes.  Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen"

Firstly- I didn't know about the medtronic pump baclight trick... COOL!
Cool things I have discovered:

- If you place a drop of softdrink just so on your blood meter, you can tell if it is diet/sugar free by the reading
- If you have bubbles in your insulin tubing, fill the cannula (TAKE THE SET OFF I REPEAT TAKE THE SET OFF) to prime them out- uneeded pump rewindings be gone!
 - For medtronic pumps, if you have a clip turn the pump to lie flat on your skin (LOCK THE PUMP!!) It makes it much easier to feel if the pump is alarming at night. This also helps in reducing the bump in clothes
- In formal dresses or even long dresses in general, have a zipper installed into the fabric to reach in and get your pump without lifting a mile of dress under the table. Alternatively, have a dress with a slit up the side and place an extra piece of the fabric over the top to access the pump with modesty- it looks fab too!
- Wearing a short dress? Three options a) wear shorts underneath b) use a thigh band pump holder that is ridiculously uncomfortable and slips or c) buy slim fitting short shorts to solve the dress vs pump woes.

And if anyone works out how to wear a tight dress with the pump, let me know


  1. Aaaaaaaahhh a zipper installed in a long dress - how brilliant and I never ever would have thought of that!!! Fantastic hack!


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