My goal is to be able to carry all my diabetes stuff and also everything else I need to carry in my pants pockets, so that I didn’t have to carry an extra bag or put stuff in a jacket.
I saw these Scottevest “stealth” cargo pants that have “9” pockets (actually 5 pockets if you count them normally) and I thought I’d give them a try.
The pants have two back pockets, but since I live in the city, I don’t put anything of value in them.
There are also two very deep front pockets.
In the left front pocket, I carry:
In the right pocket, I carry:
- keys (giant car fob, house key (I re-keyed my locks so there’s only one key for all locks), and PO box key for my business)
- tube of glucose tablets
- relatively small True Metrix Go meter
On the right side, there is also a very generous change pocket into which I can fit:
- Tandem T-slim pump
- Apple AirPods
There is a little hole in the lining of the coin pocket meant for headphone cables (remember when you had to connect your headphones to your phone with a cable? That was barbaric.) I snake the pump tubing under the waistband and out directly into the pocket through that hole, which makes the pump relatively discrete.
Overall, it’s a huge improvement over putting all that junk in my jeans pockets, and they look a lot nicer than cargo pants. (One of my goals is to be able to make a last-minute decision to go to a casual business event, so jeans and cargo pants are off the table.)
One downside is the price ($99). Another is that they only come in khaki and black. And despite the very deep pockets, the glucose meter and glucose tablets still bulge out a lot more than I’d like.
I think I can get an even smaller wallet, but I’m not able to shrink my keys and I can’t think of a way to shrink the glucose tablets or meter.
One thought I had was to sew in a change pocket on the left side for the meter. Maybe I don’t even need special pants — I could maybe just sew change pockets on both sides…
Does anyone have any thoughts? How do you carry all your stuff with you?