While wandering, meeting people and talking to the company representives, I came across a couple of products I had not seen before. In the interest of sharing with people in Ireland I thought I would document them.
A Pump Key.
A wha, you ask! Well, this is a multi-purpose tool, but it is specifically designed to open the battery compartment of your insulin pump, instead of using a 5c coin, so you can replace your pump's battery.
Now fancy that!
I say that it's multi-purpose because it helped free my daughter from being locked into a hotel bathroom.
She also said that it was the most adorable thing she has ever seen!
It's available from Cute Diabetes Nik Naks. The Pump Keys cost $20.00 Australian Dollars (€13) and shipping to Ireland costs are $2.75 - $10.00, that's Australian Dollars, depending how many products are ordered.
BD AutoShield™ Duo Pen Needle
The BD AutoSheild Duo is available in Ireland. However, it is not available through the GMS (General Medical Services Scheme (GMS - medical cards) but I understand patients have been able to seek LTI (Long Term Illness) cover under compassionate grounds.
I also came across stickers for your Insulin Pens from Lilly and stickers from Pump Peelz for Insulin Pumps.