Dexcom, our Favorite Apparel

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Managing type 1 diabetes with a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor has innumerable benefits.  The challenge with wearing one means yet another device and the supplies that go along with it.  When you are loading a little person down with an insulin pump and a CGM they look like they are wearing a work belt 24/7.  Truthfully, anything that can make life easier with a Dexcom and diabetes in general is always welcome in our home.

Until these tools become more streamlined it is up to the user to find out what works best for all of that medical gear.  There are a dizzying array of companies out there making fun and innovative products for life with diabetes.  Here is a company that doesn’t even know how well a Dexcom fits into theirs.

Unbeknownst to them,Vera Bradley makes a Clip Zip ID Pouch sold for $12 that is spectacular.  Many colors can also be found on sale for $9, which is a bargain in the world of expensive diabetes bags.

Vera Bradley Clip Zip ID Pouch

I like these pouches for a few reasons.  The patterns are great and change frequently.  You can see your Dexcom screen ad push the buttons easily.  The silver clip fits on a belt loop or attaches to a purse or diabetes bag nicely.  Because the current version of the Dexcom 7 must be kept within five feet of its human, having an easy and likeable pouch is important.

If you opt to try one of these, there is a vital step to making your Dex fit in it.  This is an ID pouch and that is what the window was created for, not a Dex.  You will find a cloth divider inside the pouch that must be removed.  Gently turn it inside out and clip the divider out leaving some room around the stitching.

Example of clipping the divider, one side remains to clip.

Gently turn it back right side out and slip your Dexcom 7 inside, wala- a cute carrying case for your Dex!

Because there are two of us in the house with type 1 diabetes we have multiples of things.  I always make sure we have two different pump colors but Dex only comes in one color.  These colorful bags help us to easily differentiate without looking at serial numbers.

Yay for Vera Bradley, please keep making them!

Comments

  1. victoria says:

    Thank you for posting this. I saw your tweet in the #dsma search column and opened the link. What a great idea! I’m going overseas later this year, and this will be perfect for me. Thank you for being creative! :)

  2. Diana says:

    Thank you. It’s perfect for the Dexcom.

  3. Sara says:

    Thank you so much for this! I am always losing mine in my purse and apartment and think this will make it so much easier! I bought one on Saturday for me and one for Sarah Knotts (SugabeticMe) since she didn’t have a store nearby and I can get it to her cheaper than their shipping could :)

    • jewels says:

      Thanks Sara! Yes, it has definitely improved our ability to keep track of our Dex’s. It’s also nice to have the ability to hang it on your purse or anywhere else you want to. I can’t wait for the next smaller version- we’ll have to come up with another crafty case!
      Jewels

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