I’ve been wearing an insulin pump since 2004 and even though I take pump vacations or go untethered every now and again, I prefer pumping over injections because it’s just EASIER to avoid high blood sugars if I’m wearing a pump.
Yep. That’s my jam. It’s not the basal rate programming that I can do (although that’s a nice plus) and it’s not the carbohydrate calculations that my pump can whiz through (although that’s a nice plus, too) and it’s not even the fact that I can be super discreet when taking my insulin (a welcomed departure from going full Science Guy at the dinner table) … it’s the ease of correcting highs.
With injections, I cannot be bothered to draw up 0.3u of insulin to correct a 155 mg/dL back down to 100 mg/dL. For some reason, that doesn’t seem “worth it.” But on the pump, I’ll ding in those little doses to keep myself streamlined, and my A1C thanks me for it.
So diabetes reasons win when it comes to pumping. But sometimes getting dressed is a pain in the ass, making mashing up my wardrobe with my diabetes devices a challenge. Insulin pump squirreled away in my bra as a disco boob is not optimal all the time. And dresses don’t present a lot of options outside of the bra …
Unless. The dress. HAS POCKETS.
I love dresses. Love, love, love. They are comfortable and not too sweaty gross and they are just lovely. Love them. And when the dress has a pocket, you can snip a little hole right in the top of the pocket, lace your pump tubing through the hole, and nest your pump safely and soundly into the pocket pouch.
Like these *:
- Women’s Lace Yoke Striped Knit Swing Dress
- Frondescent Fete A-Line Dress in Dusk Thicket
- Renewed Resplendence A-Line Dress in Ocean
- One-Shoulder Ponte Fit-and-Flare Dress
- Vila Shift Dress With Pockets
- Linen fit and flare dress
- Short-sleeved Jersey Dress
- Knee-length Dress
- Women’s Soybu Sleeveless Surplice Dress
- Pack Everywhere Dress
It’s kangarooing your pancreas, without going full marsupial. And I am a fan.
(* And none of these links are affiliate links. They are just links to the dresses because POCKETS and PUMPS and those two things should be teammates for sure. Ooh, and here are 33 [larry bird] more dresses that have pockets.)