(Closed) T1 Diabetic Bride

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t have a pump but I do work in a peds endo clinic and lots of our kiddos have pumps.  I have seen them use those iPod arm holder thing-a-ma-bobs, and I’ve even seen some who use a wide band of elastic with velcro sewn in to attach it.  Could you do something like that?  It would be easy to grab an elastic band at a fabric store, and probably not too expensive.  You could even get a blue one and decorate it, and make your own garter?

Post # 6
Member
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could go to a seamstress, have a pocket with a velcro opening sewn on the inside of your dress if it allows it (puffy dress or such) and put your pump in it. You would have access by lifting your dress, and it wouldn’t bother you on your thigh.

Post # 8
Member
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My fiancé wears a thigh band that I believe is called a “Thigh Thing”. He also uses medical adhesive to give it a bit more staying power. He loves it! 

 

Here’s the link to the Thigh Thing http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002T2S7C

and the link to the adhesive he uses since the garter strap bugs him. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CUU9KI/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1387375254&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

Post # 9
Member
6144 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@nousdeux:  +1

@Bella83:  OP, if your dress is an a-line or ballgown you can have a hidden pocket sewn in. I should ask my friend what she plans to do. She has a pump as well and she’s trying to find a more fitted dress so the pocket thing might not work.

Post # 13
Member
5015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Woah a bra band!! Haha I never knew about these things either. My husband’s pump was showing in a few pictures, but it’s much easier to hide in a guy’s pocket! If you get desperate, you could always bolus and unplug for the ceremony/pictures. We had some technical difficulties- my husband had a few drinks during the day and didn’t bolus enough because he didn’t want to go low, so his blood sugar was high. Then at dinner, his pump wouldn’t let him take more insulin because there was a cap on the daily amount that he didn’t know about! Luckily, he figured out how to fix it pretty quickly. Good luck!!

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