When I unboxed my first t:slim two years ago, I knew there was absolutely no way that I would be able to use it with its horrendously chunky case. What was the point of having such a sleek pump if I had to encase it in something that made it look as bulky as the pump I’d just upgraded from?
There is an official answer, if I recall correctly. The case is there to protect the pump from sweat and other debris from getting into these six tiny holes on the back of the pump. Just don’t ask me what those six little holes actually do…
While I relished having a pump that was so sleek, I did have to sacrifice having a pump clip. Most of the time, I stash my pump in my left pocket. Which is fine when I’m wearing jeans or thicker clothing. But when it comes to more lightweight clothes like shorts, trackies and pyjama pants, I really miss having a clip to secure the pump to my pocket.
Over the past two years, I’ve learned to live with pumps sliding out of pockets while on the couch, at the outdoor setting, in bed and even slipping down my waistband while I’m at work.
Until I found this.
The Nite Ize clip is nothing new. It’s been around for years, it’s been mentioned by many other bloggers and I’ve even had DOC friends suggest it to me.
But I was still somewhat reluctant to do anything that might make my t:slim any less slim. Especially a solution that was so permanent.
What got me over the line was when Rockadex began stocking them locally, and I finally snapped one up when they were on sale before Christmas.
The Nite-Ize clip is simply a low profile metal clip that sticks onto the underside of any kind of mobile device through a VHB adhesive bond (which is apparently really, really strong…).
I’ve only been using this clip for two weeks, and I already love it. I’ve been clipping the pump to the inside of my pockets every day, and it’s so nice not to have to go fumbling through bedsheets or underneath couch cushions to find it.
It remains to be seen how the adhesive will hold up over time, but so far the clip is still holding solid.
This clip gives me the best of both worlds – a pump clip without the need for a chunky case.
This is, by far, the missing t:slim clip.
If you’re in Australia, you can get your hands on a Nite Ize clip locally through Rockadex Diabetes Supplies here.
**This is not a sponsored post – just a really, really great product.
Did not care for the double stick tape on your forehead? Lets see how many tires it takes to get it to hold to a body part.
I was very interested to read your post this morning, I couldn’t agree with you more on the bulky case thing, however it comes in very useful if the T slim is accidentally dropped which I have done on more than one occasion. Thankfully mine bounced with the case on, I doubt it would do that without the case. Although I would be keen to get an update on your new find though?
I keep a rubber band (purple – off a bunch of asparagus) around my t:slim at the end of the cartridge near the gap. It’s easier to keep hold of the pump and it will stay-put on the blanket box whilst I dress. And because I use a 90cm line the pump sits on the floor/on top of a shopping bag in change rooms so little chance of dropping it on both counts.
How did the adhesive go with the clip?
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