Re: [IP] re: Dressing with a Pump
In a message dated 7/13/03 12:36:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> 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".
"Thanks so much Deb," I feel much better knowing about all those places to
put it. : )
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