I not only have a thing for diabetes electronic devices. I love the accessories that go with them. When I switched to the OmniPod a few months ago and used the PDM as my primary BG meter as well, I was very happy that it fit into the case I had from Sugar Medical Supply. The universal strap system allows different size meters to fit, including the larger PDM.
Then a few weeks ago I saw a post by Sugar Medical Supply on Facebook about new bags in the works just for OmniPod users. So I reached out to Carolyn, the founder of Sugar, and tried to pry more details out of her 😉
Me: Are you an OmniPod-er yourself?
Carolyn: I am not an OmniPod user. I use the CGM and pump from Mini-Med.
Me: What gave you the idea to create a bag just for OmniPod users?
Carolyn: We were approached my OmniPod after meeting them at the AADE show in Vegas last August. We started producing samples for them in the fall.
Me: What is different about these bags?
Carolyn: If you have used our Sugar Bags, you will notice the bags are a bit larger in size. This is to allow the user to carry an extra “Pod” with them. We also made the bag have a larger vinyl/velcro strap that fits over the OmniPod PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager) better in the bag. The bag follows our design principals of our Sugar Bags- the bags are fully padded, made of easy to care for polyester fabrics that wipe clean, and use fun, fashionable fabrics. There is not a specific bag on the market designed just for OmniPod users (besides the black bag that comes with it) so we are so excited to offer Omni Pod customers something fun and new.
Me: There are currently two designs available – do you see any more in the future?
Carolyn: We will certainly add new bags if the demand is there 🙂
If you check out their site, you can see the new bags for yourself. The bags will not be available to order online for another week or two but if you’d like to pre-order one for yourself (or a loved one) you can send an email directly to email@example.com and they will be happy to place an order for you. It will be shipped to you as soon as they get them in. They are also currently offering a free sample of Dex4 glucose tablets with every order as well as sale prices on their regular supply bags. So go on and check them out! And let me know what you think fellow OmniPod-ers!
Thank you Carolyn, for allowing me an inside scoop to share with my readers! (and image credit goes to Sugar Medical Supply)
9 thoughts on “New Cases OmniPodders Will Love.”
That is so awesome!! Even though I’m not a podder, it excites me that there are things like this and new stuff in the works! I love Sugar Medical bags, currently use one and think they are great! I think it would be awesome if they made their regular bags a bit bigger to carry an extra pump set, too!
We have a Sugar Medical bag for our PDM and really like it. But it’s just a teeny tiny bit too small. I am really looking forward to this new case!
Aw! Demand, demand, demand! Yes, the demand is there!! These cases are great, but the colors aren’t really my style! Here’s hoping for more options! (Aren’t we PWD’s always demanding more OPTIONS?? You’d think it’d be annoying, but hey, having diabetes trumps it. Take away my diabetes and I’ll stop being annoying….just sayin’!)
Where do you purchase the new Omni pod cases? And how much are they? Megan
Megan – my apologies for the delayed response! Sugar Medical Supply sells the OmniPod bags – here is the link: http://sugarmedical.com/bags/omnipod.html and they are $34.99. They no longer have the pink one pictured in my post but have some great new ones.
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Be aware if you order these cases from Sugar Medical and you are in the UK – expect to pay MUCH more for them as they will be taxed. I had to pay an extra £35 in tax to collect mine from the post office. Does anyone know of a UK company that does these?
I’m sorry about the extra tax you had to pay. I’m not sure of a UK company specifically but know of a Netherlands based one that sells nice supply cases/wallets: http://www.prikkedief.nl/?lang=en