T1 Diabetic Bride

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5460 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
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111 posts
Blushing 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 # 9
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6009 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
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4817 posts
Honey bee
  • 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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