This 13 year old has been living with Type 1 for a couple of years now. In this short video, she talks about how her BANDI belt is helpful in managing her diabetes supplies and keeping essentials close at hand throughout the day. Her BANDI helps her carry items such as her phone, Dexcom Share CGM receiver, meter, test strips, emergency candy.
The BANDI belt is a fun alternative to the bulky fanny pack.
It is sleek and discreet. This is especially appealing to teens and tweens living with Type 1 diabetes because it allows them to keep essential items with them in a way that is low profile. It allows them to have a bit of normalcy that they might not otherwise feel if they have to carry a bag or fill their pockets with items. Hands free gives them freedom to move and participate in everyday activities with other children, friends, family unencumbered and helps them feel a little less self conscious at a time in their life when appearance is important to them.
The items that must be carried when living with Type 1 diabetes can sometimes cause unwanted attention and curiosity from those around them when all they want to do is "blend in with their peers." BANDI allows them to do just that!
If they don't feel self conscious, they are much more likely to keep essentials on their person no matter where they go. This give their parents precious peace of mind!