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RE: [IPk] R: ip-uk-digest V4 #113

I have received my pump pouches from Diabete-ezy in Australia and they are
brilliantly simple lycra belts with pouches in which to hold the pump.  There
are no fastenings, you just step into them like you would a pair of pants
without the legs.  Very light.  So far I have used them at night which has
been the one time I have been at a loss to find a good position to put the
pump.  I initially kept the pump free in the bed beside me but that meant I
had to remember to pick it up if I needed  a trip to the bathroom during the
night.   I then followed that up with some night bras on to which I clipped
the pump so same routine as during the day.  But with these you just have it
round your waist and pop the pump in the pouch.  Simple but effective.
Ordering something from Auz seemed a bit extreme but it turned up within a
week of the order. I did order three because of the distance - white, flesh
and bubble gum pink!  and that qualifed me for some free finger wipes.  If you
are interested the website is (and I found this from someone else on pumpers).

> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:36:43 +0100
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] R: ip-uk-digest V4 #113
> To: email @ redacted
> Hi Di.
> It's just an thought, but have you thought about having a 'pump free' day
> you wear your dress.  With careful planning, you can use a pen for several
> hours, it could be an option for you. I have in the passed been offered one
> my DSN, but never took her up on it.
> Ali :)
> ________________________________
> From: Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 14:32:13
> Subject: Re: [IPk] R: ip-uk-digest V4 #113
> Hi Rhoda, Di, etc
> My usual place is in the side of my bra. It works fine for me, even
> when wearing relatively close fitting clothes. But I am sure this
> depends on what shape you are and how close fitting your dress. In one
> or two dresses with pockets, I have unravelled a small hole in the
> seam of the pocket so that the infusion line can be threaded through
> and the pump sit in the pocket.
> I have tried all the other suggestions below and more, and found them
> all uncomfortable and/or impractical. So we are all different!
> And I agree with Melissa and others that people don't usually notice
> pumps at all - I once stayed a weekend with my brother and
> sister-in-law in NY, bolusing as usual for each meal. After 48 hours
> there my sister-in-law actually asked me if I still use a pump for my
> diabetes!!
> Nanette
> On 22 June 2011 12:13, Rhoda Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Okay, reprise of where I wear my pump when wearing a dress:
> > (1) down my somewhat ample cleavage - and if folks get close enough to
> > it they need a lesson in manners!
> > (2) from the waistband of my panties/waist slip turned inwards - best if
> > clipped to waist-slip/tights/panties - prevents awkward and perhaps
> > embarrassing droops!!
> > (3) side of bra - my least favourite place
> > (4) if wearing a front fastening dress with belt then I use a mobile
> > holster with a fierce magnetic clip attached to the belt
> > (5) thigh holsters don't work for me - they always slip down and since I
> > have problems with odoema (sp ?) I don't want to have anything too tight
> > round my thigh or leg.
> > (6) in hollow of back attached to slip/panties/tights - not handy for
> > retrieving for blousing but possible
> >
> > Rhoda
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On
> Behalf
> > Of Diana Maynard
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:28 AM
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IPk] R: ip-uk-digest V4 #113
> >
> > Hi Alison
> > It's all very well to say that, but where do you wear your pump with a
> > dress? There's no way you can dress as normal with a dress on, without
> > having some means to attach the pump to you, since you can't clip it to
> > anything or put it in a pocket
> > Di
> > .
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