Carefree Pump Night
Women with insulin pumps have an extra amount of planning to do when they wear a dress. As I was preparing to go to my friends’ wedding last Saturday, I knew that pump placement would be key. But I also knew that now that I have the Animas Ping with the remote meter, that I wouldn’t need to get to it. Before the Ping, if I had an A-line dress with enough room to hide the pump, I’d just clip it onto my underwear, and unclip and slide it down if I needed to bolus. Getting it back was always more noticeable. And sometimes the pump would try to pull my underwear down too. So as I was brainstorming how to keep my pump, I had a brilliant idea. I used to play tennis in high school and college. And I never got rid of my bloomers that I used to wear before I moved onto spandex. And tennis bloomers have a ball pocket. Do you know what fits amazingly in a ball pocket? A pump! The only time I knew it was there was when it was buzzing because it was bolusing. This was a total carefree pump night and I highly recommend it to anyone out there. Also, it didn’t feel like I had any extra layers on! What could be more amazing?