(Closed) Diabetic Pump in a Wedding Dress

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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. 

Pulling the pump from my pocket

Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 6
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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!

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