Monday, December 17, 2012

#GiveAllTheThings: A Tote For Your Tummie.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner of the Tummietote:

Briley: I would use the tummietote for running, skiing, tennis and especially walking. I have been thinking of investing in one of these, but I haven't gotten around to investigating!

And huzzah! to the winners of the ID wristbands:

Laura: The Tummietote would be perfect for my girls when marching in the local parades.

Kelly Harp: I could totally see my daughter wearing this when she dances with Just Dance 4- her Christmas gift ;-) She's such an active girl this would help keep her pump still.

Michelle A.: I would love to use this for running my 5K through the Lincoln Tunnel in April! This would also be great for whenever I am at the gym - I wind up disconnecting for my cardio classes and worrying about correcting for highs later. I can't believe I could Zumba and keep my pump connected! This is too awesome! :)

Please email me at textingmypancreas (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing addresses!
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Products: One Tummietote belt with a clear view window (retails for US$35; pick any size or color/pattern you'd like) and three Tallygear ID wristbands (retails for $7.95; medical or personal ID - your pick) - there will be four winners today!


Made possible by: Tallygear

Why you want this: First, I want to make a disclosure on this giveaway - Donna from Tallygear offered to send me a free Tummietote and Tallygear ID wristband, in addition to sponsoring this giveaway. (This is the only sponsor that has sent something specifically for me to keep.) I've never seen her products in person, but I know that many of my buddies with diabetes use and love them, and that's good enough for me. I very much appreciate Donna's double generosity with this giveaway, and I'm anxious to see her stuff in person!

Here are some details on the Tummietote up for grabs:

  • The Tummietote belt is a lightweight, soft-sided small personal item storage belt. It can be used to carry many tech devices (insulin pump, CGM-continuous glucose monitor, cell phone, personal music player) along with many small items (cash, credit card, keys, snacks, testing supplies) securely and discreetly.
  • The belt is made from the highest quality spandex/nylon/lycra fabric, and has (3) six inch storage pockets with heavy duty velcro closures. The belt also has a six inch adjustable heavy duty velcro waist closure and it is approximately 3 inches wide. The belt comes in 4 sizes to fit 18" to 44" waist. Custom sizes are made.
  • The Tummietote has some stretch to make the belt extremely comfortable to wear around your waist or on your hips. It can be worn as an accent to your outdit as a layered look or it can be hidden very discreetly and comfortably under your clothing.
  • The Tummietote belt is also offered with 1 or 2 optional clear view vinyl windows so that you can view your tech device without ever taking it out of the pocket, saves time and is less of a hassle when you are pressed for time. Adjustments to your insulin pump, cellphone, Ipod, Iphone, CGM can be made directly through the heavy duty double polished pliable vinyl window. The size of the window is 1 3/4" width x 3" length made of 20 mil heavy duty clear view pliable vinyl.
The ID wristband has a pull-out tag that can be customized with your information - find out more about those here.


To enter today's contest: Leave a comment on this post telling me what kinds of activities you'd use a Tummietote or ID wristband for! Personally, I'm seeing Dance Central 3, cleaning house, and shoveling snow (we are going to get snow before the month is over, right?) as some ideal Tummietote situations.

Make sure your comment is time-stamped before 7:00pm CST. This contest is open to all - not just U.S. addresses! Remember that Give All The Things! is intended for people living with diabetes (and their caregivers).

For more information on what "Give All The Things" is about, visit the original post.

54 comments:

  1. I would use the Tummietote for every day wear since a lot of the time I wear dress pants with thin bands, or tunics and tights :)

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  2. I would use it for walking and running, but also when I'm out playing with our nieces and nephew to keep my gear close.

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  3. I could totally see my daughter wearing this when she dances with Just Dance 4- her Christmas gift ;-) She's such an active girl this would help keep her pump still.
    Kelly Harp

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  4. You've finally pulled me in... kudos to you, textingmypancreas. The tummietote would be great for running, which I hate and use diabetes as excuse too often. I also think it'd be GREAT for my daughter who is 12. She is constantly removing her pump so she can 'tumble' (cartwheels, flips, etc.) in front yard with friends. Maybe this would keep her 'stuff' snug enough not to bother her being 12.

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  5. I would use the tummietote for running, skiing, tennis and especially walking. I have been thinking of investing in one of these, but I haven't gotten around to investigating!

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  6. The Tummietote would be excellent for slipping on under dresses, or wearing when I go out running. Perhaps it would help with the ubiquitous "pump flop" that happens, without fail, everytime I attach it to my running pants. The ID would be equally helpful for those exercising moments.

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  7. I've been meaning to get a tummietote for SO LONG! I'd use it for running, for walking the dogs, for riding my bike, and for the best of all: playing roller derby!

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  8. I'd use this for working out with my neighbor and for walking my dog, who likes to knock my pump off my pants when she sees a cat!

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  9. This would be a good option for my daughter to use while she dances so her Dex can stay close to her body. The vinyl window sounds ideal.

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  10. I would use the tummietote as my excuse to not have excuses to exercise! (If that makes any sense...). I like going for walks, but hate wearing my coat just for the pockets because I always get too warm! This would be perfect :)

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  11. I'm sure everyone's expecting me to list all the ways I'd use a tummietote working out since my gym rat ways are well documented but I think I'd use it the most at work. Not having an easily accessible yet discreet way to have my Dexcom receiver on me has kept me from using it at work and averaging 20,000 steps per shift (no joke) without a lunch break I'm often low and could use that CGM information to catch those lows before they happen. Having the tummietote will allow me to not only maintain my privacy and choose for myself whether or not to disclose to patients - and who to disclose to - at work, it will also help me stay safe.

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  12. I'd use a tummietote for active activities like cross-country skiing, and I think it might also work well for wearing with regular clothes on days when I don't have a convenient waistband or pocket for my pump.
    Sarah Petersen

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  13. The tummietote would be great for the gym, or those days when I wear skirts with no pockets!

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  14. We all know that diabetes and dogs go hand in hand, or in my case it's Dexcom or pump line in mouth. I have a 14a wk old great dane puppy who loves my D technology as much (or maybe more) than I do. I think that a belt would be amazing to keep things out of his mouth and attached to me!

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  15. I would wear it all the time! I don't like wearing the pump on a waistband or belt, because it has almost fallen off too many times to count. I love the idea of it being close to my body and not flopping on a waistband or clipped uncomfortable to my bra.

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  16. The tummietote would be awesome for ALL the things people have already listed!! I would definitely love it for the Saturdays that I am doing chores around the house in my comfy, but pocketless, pants so my pump/dex wouldn't. . . uh, migrate ;) I would definitely love it for walking/running as I haven't found a decent replacement for my CD player case (that I stuff with sugar/meter/dex).

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  17. My daughter would love this! she would use it for dance.

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  18. I would love to use this for running my 5K through the Lincoln Tunnel in April! This would also be great for whenever I am at the gym - I wind up disconnecting for my cardio classes and worrying about correcting for highs later. I can't believe I could Zumba and keep my pump connected! This is too awesome! :)

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  19. The Tummietote would be perfect for my girls when marching in the local parades.

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  20. I'd use it when I go to the gym. My ID has broken, and I never have anywhere for my pump.

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  21. I can imagine the boys using them for all their sports, riding their bikes, sleeping, scouts...the playground. Also see: All the time!

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  22. For me the tummitote would be a great help for me during yoga sessions as well as spinning class. Right now I often end up taking my pump off during those classes because it is just easier to bolus afterwards if I end up with high blood sugars than to fiddle with pump placement and safety during those actitivites.

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  23. I'd use the tummietote for when we take our dog out for long hikes. Between clean-up bags, treats and toys, there's usually not a lot of space in my coat pockets for my D-supplies.

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  24. My T1 daughter would use this for soccer. It would be much better than the belt she has now that jiggles up and down when she runs.

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  25. This looks like it would help to keep my pump from bouncing all over my waistband (and occasionally falling off) during Zumba classes :-)

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  26. OMG, what WOULDN'T I use this for?? Running, hiking, cleaning the house, going for a walk with the dogs, working out at the gym...the possibilities are pretty much endless. I have a Spi belt, but this honestly looks a bit more comfortable and has more storage options. Also, my wardrobe of late seems to consist of leggings and large shirts (the 80s are back!) so this would be PERFECT. I am entering this contest, but if I don't win, I am definitely going to buy one of these babies!

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    1. One of my other readers found a coupon code, so if you do order one, use it! "Tally2012" = code for $5 off!

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  27. Running, long bike rides, going to concerts!

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  28. I would use this for EVERYTHING. Work, School, running, Walking...I hate getting my pump and CGM tangled up with my lotion holster and all of that. I'd love one of these suckers! COOL BEANS!

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  29. OMG I might just buy one of these even if I don't win. Jazz and Latin ballroom pants NEVER come with pockets. Ever! So I'd rather have one of these to practice with rather than awkwardly jabbing my partner in hip.
    Jen

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  30. I'd wear it with pants whose waist sit at a place that isn't comfortable for a pump to clip to. I run lots of half marathons and suspect that this would work well too for running adventures (depending on whether it is moisture resistant). The ID band would be great for running.

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  31. Ahhh I've had my eye on these for a long time!!! I would the tummie tote for everything! Cleaning the house, going to the gym or the park and not worrying about where I'm putting my diabetes gear, wearing it at work, walking around theme parks- omg, the possibilities are endless!

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  32. Anything & everything exercise related.

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  33. I would use the Tummietote on chaperone trips with my daughter. Looking after 1 teenager is one thing, but 60 teenagers require extra hands.. and pockets.

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  34. Since I got my pump 4 weeks ago I've been having trouble finding a good place to stick it when I wear a dress. This wouldn't be a problem except about 80% of my wardrobe is dresses. The tummy tote would be such a great addition to my diabetes supply wish list!

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  35. I would use the Tummietote everyday and hopefully stop scratching the shiz out of my pump! And of course have an 8-'s Dance party while sporting it.

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  36. I would love to have this for yoga and Zumba!

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  37. I would love to have this for everything - hiding my pump when wearing dresses perhaps? Keeping my pump safe and sweat free during workouts and of course, during lazy days with yoga pants!

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  38. My daughter just recently got an insulin pump and we purchased a tummietote for her. She loves it; she wears it 24/7 so winning a 2nd one would be great! She loves that it fits discretely under her clothes so that she can decide who she shows it to.

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  39. Tap tap tippity tap
    Across the dance floor
    Wanting to tap like Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
    Or Gregory Hines
    Because I'm a little T1 boy!
    I would wear my Tummietote and tap for joy!!!

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  40. I would use the tummietote for skiing! And I always need new medical ID bracelets.

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  41. This would be perfect to wear in the Tour de Cure! It would be perfect to help me train for a half marathon! It would also be the perfect companion for the mission trip that I go on in March!

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  42. Would love tummietote, use it for lets see...
    Mmmm to keep this years new years resolution to exercise more!!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment, but in order for it to count as a contest entry, you'll need to leave your name. It's pretty hard to verify who "Anonymous" was. ;) Thanks!

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  43. I wouldn't use the tummietote but my son Tristan would. He currently wears pump packs for his pump and CGM and they are bulky and they get in the way. I see him using it... all the time!!! Running, playing, wrestling with his brother, with the dogs, doing chores... and it would be easier to wear and hide under his close. He would love it and be so excited

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  44. We would use the tummietote for his GCM during karate and playing outside. Sometimes it would me nice to wear something other than cargos or the giant belt clip that comes with it... It pokes out pretty far on a little guy like Justin.

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  45. The tummietote seems perfect for my jazz dance classes. I usually clip my pump on my pants, but with all the jumping around, the pump tends to get me undressed...

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  46. I would love a tummietote to use when I do volunteer work... So much easier than stuffing my pump, testing supplies, and fruit snacks into my uniform pockets! :)

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  47. I would love a tummietote for when I am running. I am training for my second marathon right now and it would be nice to have a better way to carry my pump and low supplies.

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  48. My daughter just started wearing a Dex today, and this would be perfect for wearing dresses at school or playing outside (once it warms up)!

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  49. Would be perfect for jogs with my puppy, just dance and maybe a new excersize class

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  50. Wow, I would LOVE to have one of those tummy bands for my pump, I would use it pretty much every day, I wear a lot of dresses to work and I'm tired of clipping it to my underwear or sticking it in my bra!

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  51. ermergerd. I'd totally love a tummietote to hid my pump under my school uniform or running!

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  52. I think the tummietote would be great for nighttime. I always roll over on to my pump/ clip and its a pain to have to un clip and move it

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