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Carry Cases/Kit Bags

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Paulgoldie, Mar 2, 2022.

  1. Paulgoldie

    Paulgoldie Type 2 · Member

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    Good evening all.

    I am after some advice/recommendations on the above please. I am travelling for a holiday and have an 8 hour flight. I need to take my insulin pens and testing kit with me and so need a carry case/kit bag to take them in but there are so many available that I would like advice/recommendations from those that already have one.

    Many thanks.

    Paul
     
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  2. miahara

    miahara Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I carry my 'in use' bolus insulin in my travel waistcoat along with my reader, needles and some glucose. All other diabetes supplies I pack in a rucksack that goes in the overhead locker. You don't need a special bag.
     
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  3. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very true, if the OP @Paulgoldie has not done a search on the forum yet, he will see plenty of suggestions from previous answers to similar requests to his.
     
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    To be honest. I've used a laptop backpack with an assortment of compartments for the last 20/25 years?
    & I spent 16 of it touring with a metal band.. It did have a webbing pocket to allow a Frio wallet to breath thus keeping my insulin cool.

    The most practical is sometimes thinking outside of the designed for the insulin using diabetic "box?"
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others - there is absolutely no need to buy a dedicated diabetes kit bag. I have been on hundreds of flights since starting with insulin and never spent a penny on a dedicated bag apart from a couple of Frio wallets for travel to hot climes.
    That said, I only ever use one carry on bag - two would need to be carried so would just get in my way. I can fit a Kindle, phone, change of underwear, snacks and multiple weeks of diabetes kit in a single back pack so see no reason to make my life more challenging.
     
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  6. Paulgoldie

    Paulgoldie Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for your reply. I did search the forum but it returned no matches under carry case. Maybe I used the wrong search term?
     
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