Post # 1
I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years and have had the pump for 10. I am trying to figure out a way to hide my pump while wearing my wedding dress, while also being able to access it throughout the night for when I eat etc.
Any other diabetics out there? What did you do about giving insulin at the wedding?
Post # 3
This is an answer I found on a website forum discussing pumps:
Gina: I asked the designer to make a pump pocket. Where the bodice and bottom of the dress meet inside, he sewed in a pocket the dimensions of my pump, a Minimed paradigm, and from the outside he made a slit in one of the seams where I can stick my hand in to get to the pump. It really made me happy to have this because I had no idea what I was going to do otherwise. One less thing to think about the day of the wedding!
Kerri: My seamstress created a pocket in the right hand seam of my dress that is sealed shut with a slip of velcro, allowing me to slip my hand in and access the pump as needed–but no one will see it unless I opt to show them. When the pocket is shut, it’s completely invisible, yet it’s very easy for me to get to. Diabetes will be managed on my wedding day, but it definitely will not be the focus.
Post # 4
I have a friend who attached the pump to her leg somehow. It was under her dress, so she needed to go to the bathroom to adjust it, but it worked well for her and wasn’t noticeable at all.
Post # 5
@julies1949: those are great ideas. I was thinking about having a pump pocket sewn into the dress but then didn’t know how I could access it. Sounds like its worth checking into!
Post # 6
I am on an animas ping and I plan on just wearing a pair of white bicycle shorts and attach the pump to my shorts. That’s what i usually wear when I am wearing a dress or something. I find the leg bands are so tight that they cut off my circulation!