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Re: [IP] What's That Wire?

Hi there..
I wanted to respond to your concerns about wearing the pump.. You are
exactly at the same stage I was when considering pump therapy... You wear
the pump just like a pager.. it's so light you never know it's there and if
you position it right you won't bump it into stuff and the life..  The
tubing does stick out though.. that's the only thing I don't like.. I also
wear a pager and wear the pager touching the side where the tubing comes
out.. I want to design a pager that "clips" onto the part where the tubing
sticks out and then run the tubing "inside" the pager into and under my
shirt that way it will just look like I'm wearing two pagers or
something..   and don't worry about the tubing getting kinked.. it's
co-extruded, that is there is a tube inside a tube.. very hard to kink it..

J. Richardson wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a little concerned with regard to dressing while wearing a pump as
> well. (I am still in the decision stage of going onto pump therapy) I
> guess my main concern is whether or not I can dress in the same fashion
> I am used to dressing. (mainly at the office) Is there any problems
> wearing a tailored suit? I understand the pump will clip onto my belt or
> whatever, I don't really care if anyone see's it. I might care if the
> tubing is hanging out though. Should this even be a concern? Would the
> tubing ever be showing, except for a couple of inches?
> I assume there is no problem tucking a t-shirt into a pair of jeans
> with  a belt. Does the tubing get squashed, possibly causing an
> interruption of insulin delivery?
> More silly questions from Joanne.
> Thanks for listening
> p.s. hopefully a decision should be made in the next 4 weeks or so
> whether to do this or not. Seeing my endo. March 10. (This should be a
> fun visit!)
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