Have you also long been in search of a pack you can strap on during exercise that will actually hold the essentials you need for your diabetes? Hold your stuff in place, I mean, without bouncing? It seems someone finally invented one, and I kid you not, there's practically nothing to it -- just a slip of expandable fabric in the middle.

The Spibelt (Small Personal Items belt) was invented by a woman named Kim Overton a few years ago, and has recently caught the attention of the diabetes community -- a group most desperately in need of a good sport-pack solution. A contact of mine sent me one to look at, unsolicited, and I was quite surprised when I upacked the box and saw a little squish of material in the middle of a belt that, when empty, didn't look like it could hold more than a few Kleenex.

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By doing a little Googling, I found out that the Triabetes gang is all over this flimsy little pack (Spibelt is a sponsor), not only because it is so small, but because it WORKS.

By that I mean I was able to stuff my iPhone, a vial of glucose tabs, a $5 bill, and my ever-so-essential lip balm into this thing and run comfortably for a full hour without any bouncing or slippage. I'm no triathlete or marathoner, but I like to work out often, and it's always annoying trying to figure out which pocket or pack will fit what — without it being too bothersome during the workout. This thing just expands to fit your stuff (don't go crazy) and stays put nicely. Here's a testimonial from another diabetic runner who likes it too.

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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So there's my Friday product plug.  Sometimes you just can't help being enthusiastic when something so useful shows up on your doorstep unexpectedly.

btw, if you purchase the black model with the bright orange zipper, the company contributes $1 to the Triabetes group.

 

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