Diabetes Fashion Trends.
Big sunglasses? Tucking my pants into a pair of thigh high boots? Ridiculous white plastic 80's earrings?
No, no, and NOPE.
But if there's one fashion trend I'm embracing whole-heartedly, it's the scarf thing. Scarves, pashminas ... whatever you're calling them, I love them. Every time we're in NYC, I spend way too much time perusing the pashmina color selections offered up by the street vendors.
Five bucks for one scarf? Don't mind if I do!
These handy little numbers come in a whole rainbow of colors - I have everything from midnight blue to pink to purple. They add a splash of color to an otherwise drab ensemble, and the fabric itself is soft and flowy. I'm frigging smitten with the things.
And in addition to being fun and fashionable, these scarves are also my new weapon in diabetes device discretion. One scarf, draped casually in any way that falls past my hip, can cover the bulge of the insulin pump or the Dexcom receiver. Since I've been rotating my sites more frequently and making use of the real estate on my lower back, the tubing doesn't always reach far enough to hide the pump in my sock. In these instances, I clip the pump to my pocket or waistline. And the lovely scarves are awesome for keeping my devices incognito.
Even though the cold weather is chapping the hell out of my hands and making me shiver as my car warms up in the morning, I'm thankful that this chilly weather offers up plenty of opportunities to be fashionably healthy. (And they're sort of snuggly, too, these scarves. Almost forgot that part.)
How do you make your insulin pump or other diabetes device part of your ensemble?