Knot What I Expected.
I have to admit - I'm pretty satisfied with this longer tubing option. Maybe I'll be more annoyed in the summer when I'm sporting fitted clothes and no trouser socks, but for those freaking freezing months with bundly sweaters and long pants, I'm content to have an extra 20" of tubing.
Thing is, I tend to get tangled in it when I take off the pump. I guess I bunch the tubing together and just shove it in the waistband of my pants or, if I'm rocking the sock, it stays smooth as it travels down from my hip to my ankle. But when I disconnect to shower or go to the gym, the tubing becomes a knot of chaos.
How did this happen? It was on the bureau for exactly 20 minutes - just for a shower! - and when I went to snap it back into place, the whole damn thing was knitted into this insuiln pretzel.
(Should I mention that it also was wrapped around me, and Prussia the Cat, this morning? I woke up to find the cat pressed against my side and the pump tubing casually looped around her paws. Thank goodness she didn't pull a Sausage and bite through the thing.)
It's weird to look into my diabetes supply closet and mentally map out my tubing options. Now that the weather is starting to warm up a smidge, I'm thinking about packing up my winter coats and my wool skirts in exchange for my spring sweaters and dresses. Long tubing works well for using the sock trick with a lower back infusion set, but it could be a pain in the everything when it comes to tucking tubing in a springy warp dress. I'm planning to switch back to the 23" tubing in a few weeks.
I can't wait until the weather is warm again. I've had a freaking-nuff of the snowy stuff.