I was thinking that I’d add a post about a gadget I ordered from the US and got last week. Its called a tubeguard and it seems like very few people have used one, and there is hardly any info on the net. When I was looking for info about ways to deal with tubing, I thought this gadget might be an idea, so here is a ‘review’:
What I think:
I think it is easy to use and looks ok. For me personally it comes in handy when I am at home, simply because I have puppies that jump all over and have caused quite a bit of drama with the infusion sets. I’ve also used it when dressing smartly because I don’t seem to remember to tuck the tubing away and get strange looks for the tubes and not for the pump :P.
I always unclip the pump when I go to the bathroom anyway, so it hasn’t been a problem there, I just clip the pump to the bottom of my top.
About the guard/use:
Here some pics and a little ‘how to’ (there are no pics on the distributor website that really show anything!!!):
The tubeguard is a little grey disk-like device, much smaller than I thought. I took a picture of it on my hand, but it is 4 cm across. It is very light, According to my electronic scale it weigh 5 grams.
One side of the tubing is slotted in through the little groove at the top like this:
The tube is then wound around and around until its the length you want, and is then threaded through the slot again:
You can then clip it to your pants. Has worked well for me, because I drop my pump lots (scatterbrain!!!)
I'd give it:
Ease of use: 4:5
- spring load
- improve clipping mechanism