Insulin Pump Fashion

A couple of days ago I wore a dress with some boots. And as I’m sure that my fellow female diabetic pumpers are aware of, even if you have shorts on underneath your dress, it’s pretty awkward to reach up your dress and take your insulin pump out. And then my problem is that I LOVE wearing dresses, and I would totally wear them every day if it weren’t for people saying, “Why are you wearing a dress?” whenever I DO wear a dress. It’s actually pretty annoying. “Because I felt like it.”

So this time I wore a dress with boots, and then I clipped my insulin pump onto my boots, so I could get my insulin pump without having to feel so awkward about it like I usually do.

So band was my first period, and people kept on bugging me out of genuine curiosity because they obviously didn’t have any idea what an insulin pump was, and I must say that I was enjoying the attention. After band I was checking the list to see who made it into Wind Ensemble (the highest band at my school) when a girl came up to me. Her name is Sam, and she told me that she really liked my Medtronic insulin pump, and that her’s was boring and black. It turns out that a flute who sits three feet away from me is a fellow type 1 diabetic. That pretty much made my day. We talked a little about going to diabetes camp, and then I had to leave to go to class.

So if you wear your insulin pump on your boot, you realize that people have a ton in common with you. That little thing made me happy for the rest of the day. 🙂 And I still am happy.

Sincerely,

Claire Montgomery
Type 1 Diabetic, Diabetic blogger, Insulin pump fashion-ista.

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9 thoughts on “Insulin Pump Fashion

  1. How great to find a fellow pump-user just down the row! And I’ll bet she found inspiration from your sporting your pump on your boots. Which are way snazzy, by the way. You go, girl!

  2. Sharp looking boots, Claire! Can you get skinz for your pump like those for phones?

  3. Hi Claire,
    I check Facebook about once every 6 weeks (I keep forgetting my password, getting a new one, and then forgetting it again and this slows me down), and I was really impressed with this post about your fashion statement–and how it led to good feelings, and to learning that your flute playing comrade liked both your idea and your cool pump.

  4. Hi Claire I wrote you a letter and I was wondering how long you were in ketoacidosis, I just figured out that I was in it for 8 weeks!

  5. So cool to see someone else who uses their insulin pump as an accessory on their boots! I thought I was the only one. 🙂

  6. Claire!
    I had no idea you have a blog! I’ve been reading your posts and they made my day! You are so strong and quite frankly you’re my hero! <3 I can't even imagine what it would be like to be in your shoes. You're an inspiration and a trendsetter 😉 insulin pumps on boots is going to be the newest thing 😉 hahaha I love you so much! You're beautiful.
    Love,
    Caroline <3

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