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alternative to SPI belt?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Snowflake, May 1, 2016.

  1. Snowflake

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    We've been using Spi belts almost as long as my daughter has been on the Dexcom. The Spi belt did a pretty good job with the 7 and with the G4 receiver. But now that we're using an iPod touch as her Dexcom receiver, her Spi belts don't seem to be holding up so well -- they quickly pop holes around the device corners.

    For those who use a phone or iPod touch as the receiver, are there any other good pouches or fanny packs out there worth checking out?
     
  2. Mimikins

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    I've had success using the flipbelt. I don't use a CGM, but the flipbelt that I have comfortably carries my pump, phone, and emergency carbs whenever I exercise (what I like about it is that the pocket is pretty much the entire belt, so I could have some emergency supplies or less-commonly used diacrap around my back).
     
  3. KHS22

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    Flip would be a good choice I agree, or the tallygear original one too, has big pockets!
     
  4. rgcainmd

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    I also highly recommend the FlipBelt.
     
  5. Snowflake

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    Thanks for the recommendations! I'm spinning through both wesbites, trying to figure out sizing. One question about both: would these options be relatively easy for another person to remove, or to get the device out of? The nurse's aide at school pulls her receiver out 3 or so times a day (same thing with camp counselors, grandparents, etc) -- so I want to be sure we get something that other caregivers would be comfortable messing with. thanks!
     
  6. KHS22

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    For what its worth - I find the flip belt big- My daughter is 5, and the xs flip belt is a bit baggy on her. And yah, it would be pretty easy for someone else to get the dexcom out of - keep the pockets facing forward. The Tallygear one, has a velcro closure, but then easy to reach in and grab out. Neither more difficult than the spibelt i wouldn't say
     
  7. rgcainmd

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    I agree, the sizing on the FlipBelt is an issue for little ones. You could always cut the FlipBelt, remove some of the band, and reattach the ends. A bit challenging if you don't sew, but I suspect someone who does alterations wouldn't charge too very much... Gawd, this D-game costs a pretty penny, doesn't it?
     
  8. Snowflake

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    Ain't that the truth! And who knew that diabetes would be the first thing in my life to make me think I should learn to sew? I didn't see that coming at diagnosis! :)
     

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