I recently received a letter from a girl named Sam who had a pump wearing tip for girls.
Hi! I’m a diabetic too! I read your post about wearing your insulin pump on your boot while you wear a dress, and I have a tip. It’s sort of strange and not to everyone’s liking, but I love it! I wear my pump in my shirt on an everyday basis. If I’m wearing a sports bra I just stick my pump in it. I rarely feel it there! Also, you can buy thigh bands for when you wear dresses that have pump pockets. These are ways that don’t make wearing a dress uncomfortable, and that also make it less “awkward” when taking your pump out. Take care!!
I’ve heard putting your pump on your bra, but I’ve never tried it. I guess that’s something I’m going to have to go do.
However, I’ve never heard of thigh bands, and that would be awesome to try out. I’ve always worn shorts under my dresses, and I have mastered the “how to take your pump off under your dress without anyone noticing” technique. It’s really handy.
Thanks for the tip, Sam!
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Just wanted to let you know that I look out for dresses with pockets – I make a small button-hole just large enough to fit the plastic piece of the infusion set through. You can insert the tubing through the hole as well, and connect to your site, then keep the pump in the pocket.