[IP] re: Dressing with a Pump
There are lots of ways to wear belly shirts with hip huggers.
You can put the site high on your abdomen, side, or as high as you can
reach on your back and wear the pump in your bra.
You can put the site in your thigh, butt, or low in your abdomen and run
the tubing down your leg with the pump in your sock.
Then there won't be a noticeable bulge, but bolusing requires either
pressing buttons through your clothes or taking it out of your clothes
unless you havea minimed pump with a remote.
What I don't understand is WHY HIDE YOUR PUMP?? You can clip it to the
front pocket or front belt loop (my most usual place) of your jeans, only a
small bit of tubing shows, very few people will notice it. Mini med pumps
look an awful lot like pagers and the deltec cozmo looks very much like a
cell phone. If anyone does realize your pump is not a pager or cell phone
you can use the opportunity to educate them.
Please don't let this be a reason for you not benefit from the advantages
of pumping. The vast majority of pumpers have much better control of their
diabetes and feel much better (even though many of us didn't realize how
awful we felt til we see the difference). And the freedom of being able to
eat what you want and WHEN you want makes life so very mich nicer. If you
don't like pumping, you can always go back to injections. Bet you
won't! I'm with Sara Smarty Pants who says, "you'll have to pry my pump
out of my cold dead fingers first".
From: email @ redacted said:
So how am I
going to hide that line that's on my stomach connected to the Pump? One other
thing also is that I can't hide the Pump in my jeans because they are tight.
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