Monday morning started just like any other Monday . . . . except that I woke up a little later because it was a holiday. But still, just like every other Monday (or Tuesday or Saturday or every day) the first thing I did was reach for my pump to check my CGM. As I unclipped it from my pajamas I heard the distressing sound of plastic cracking. Nestled deep in the sheets was that little button thingie that locks and unlocks the pump (yes, that is the technical term . . . okay, not really). The rest of the clip immediately let go of my pump and refused to clutch it any more.
“Oh crud, my pump clip broke!” The broken clip is a pretty minor thing, and if I’m going to have a pump problem, I’d say the broken clip is the one to have. I ordered up a new one before I even got out of bed (yay for the myMedtronic Connect app on my iPhone!). Then I dug out the other clip that came with my new pump, the Holster, which was still sealed in its packaging.
The Holster works. It holds my pump and clips to my clothing. But can I tell you? I kind of hated it. Compared to the Belt Clip, the Holster felt big and bulky. It was cool that it rotates so I could wear my pump vertically or horizontally, but either way I wore it I found it jabbed into me all the time. So when Mr. UPS Guy delivered my replacement Belt Clip today, I practically hugged him!
A pump clip is such a small accessory that I’ve never given it much thought - until it was out of commission. It’s funny to realize what a difference something so small can make!! What little things have you discovered actually mean a lot?
** As much as I dislike disclosures stating there is nothing to disclose, I find myself compelled to do so today. I do have a contract with Medtronic, however this post has nothing to do with it. I'm just your average pump user who broke her clip and ordered a new one. **