Now that winter is closing in again (well, it has in Scotland anyway) I’ve resorted to wearing a jumper with my normal working uniform of shirt and jeans. I wear my pump on my belt and now have the sartorial dilemma of whether to a) put jumper over pump which leaves a huge, misshapen lump; b) hook jumper over top of pump, leaving me looking slimline but exposing pump to the world. What, dearest readers, do you do in such situations?
You could leave your shirt untucked so it covers your waistband then people would be so busy thinking did @tim get dressed in a rush/in the dark they wouldn’t notice the pump up your jumper.
I sometimes put my pump clipped to my waistband but inside my waistband against my stomach. Only possible if your trousers/skirt aren’t too tight, you still get an oblong lump just no one can see what it is.
The simplest solution would be to only plug in your pump when it’s doing its basal thing. I understand this is about every three minutes. So unplug pump and put it away for 2 1/2 minutes and look smooth and sleek; then plug in pump again for 30 seconds. Rinse and repeat every three minutes. Easy!
Wear a tool belt over the jumper. This will disguise the pump bump, as it will blend in among the other pockets and loops of the utility wear. Maybe not typical wear for a high flying lawyer, but you could start a trend among your work colleagues…
Rock climbing harness over the work trousers and put the pump in the chalk bag or on a carabiner? Nobody will bat an eye.
When I am pocketless or lacking a waistband (as one is when wearing a dress) I like the leg holster … which works well until it falls down as you are making a very public entrance somewhere. Maybe need to combine it with a garter belt? Ladies’ lingerie as a diabetic fashion statement … good for women, excellent for men. Again, no eyes batted for sure.
I hang mine from a soft stretchy pouch with a hook on from… um… forgotten. One of those pump people. Begins with an A. I think. It’s their new design and has worked quite well. It doesn’t show up at all, you can’t feel it and doesn’t impinge/press on delicate breast tissue – which can cause cancer, apparently. Good for under dresses and jumpers and everything. So yes, Tim, get a bra. Just do it. You’ll be glad in the end.
I cannot BEAR having the darned thing on my waistband. I’m not at all plump, but I find it digs in and stops me moving easily, and bending. And it looks ridiculous covered by any top at all.
Sometimes I put it in a pocket. That’s quite successful.
I have just got funding for a year of CGM, by the way. So now I’ll have to find places to put the darned sensor…