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Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby meusmeus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:15 pm


I’m a type 1 diabetic and need to have sugar on me in case of an emergency. Also on the water I need the sugar with me. Now I ride with an aquapac attached to my harness. But its heavy and in case I need the sugar there is no way I can reach it easily. For example I need to swim a long distance back to shore and my blood sugar is dropping.

Does anyone have an idea of a bag I can use? I once saw an advertisement of a surfer who wore a little bag on his chest above the harness, the bag was attached with to straps over his shouldes/back. Unfortunatly I never found the brand.


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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby tautologies » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:17 pm

How about something like this?

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby knyfe » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:22 pm

My son also is T1D. He started with surfing and kiting last year. I make sure he hits the water with the usual sports high along with some loading of complex carbs for the run. I manage the run off the water - get him out after one hour - recheck his BG and adjust as needed.

Much easier to manage it on the beach as dropping a kite and restarting takes seconds. I stuff his wetsuit sleves with easy to tear sweets just in case.

We leave all the usual gadgets off the water - airplane mode. Probably PM me if you have more detailed questions


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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby chibern » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:45 pm

How about just throwing a couple of something like this in a pocket?
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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby norcom » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 pm

I use the DaKine solo bag. It attaches on either the side of the harness (some better than others) and has mesh that water can flow through.
Oh I guess the solo bag's not waterproof. I use one of the thin rollup waterproof bags if I put something in there that I need protected. Maybe too much of a hassle for a candy though. The gel shots are probably your best bet.
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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby foilholio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:09 am

Most food wrappers are completely water proof. A mixed bag of individually sealed sweets would provide redundancy. Otherwise a bottled drink. Zip lock bags especially in multiple layers will waterproof anything, I would use them in addition to a waterproof bag for valuables like passport or phone etc. Make sure to push out most the air from them. A vacuum food sealer would be another option if you wanted to get serious.

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby Kozzie » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:25 am

Gnaw on burnt sticks of suger cane as you ride itll slowly seep into your system and you can attach a gopro to it

I have a simular problem when kiting but with alcohol not suger.

So i will put a handfull of vodka centered candys in my mouth before a session and also have a flask mount on my harness with gin ive let cherrys soak in for 4 days incase of emergency
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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:01 am

If I go long distance or crossings, I have a GPS in an elbow strap, quite similar to the ones runners use for their mobile phones, just a bit thicker.

Not waterproof, but if needed you can put the "carbs" in a thin plastic bag, takes no time to tear open if needed.

But a Yankie or Mars bar or similar, IS in a waterproof packing, so I just stick one of them into the armband, can not be easier, and it IS just for emergency.

I dont know about this one, but just for illustration what, or something similar, could work easy:


I am very careful not having rapid insuline in my body for some hours before going out, based on experience, have had type1 for 45 years.

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby slide » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:37 am

hi i'm a type1 diabetic also , I landboard , I avoid insulin when I'm kiting and normally have a cheese sandwich when I walk down the beach , with no insulin and check myself about an hour and a half later and I have oaty bars , protein bars as I don't eat meat ,and i'll carry those little tubes of wine gums , and if i'm having a possible low sugar moment I have a tube of wine gums , which is about right if I have a hypo to bring my sugar back up , without going too high

I admire you guys kitesurfing , with type 1 diabetes , that is a challenge, land boarding with it is difficult enough for me
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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:13 pm

I like the new zipper open bags over roll tops, and clamp tops, because they are easier, quicker, and more durable. Niteize makes several models.


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