Working Out What To Wear In Wedding Season With A Pump

Wedding season is well and truly upon us, a lovely time to get together with friends and family to celebrate the joining together of two people in love. Of course it's also a time when people like to dress up in their finery for photos etc. I've been wearing an insulin pump for a decade now and clothing is still something that needs a little consideration, especially for a special occasion.

As you might have seen on my instagram, I've been fortunate enough to attend a couple of weddings this season and this has helped me find a silhouette that hides my pump, in a place that doesn't change the shape of the dress. I then use the remote bolus function on my blood glucose monitor, this allows me to press a button and a signal is sent to wake up the pump. Followed by the ability to tell it how much insulin I need, which is handy because there are often a lot of meals and snacks at weddings.

You might wonder why this is such an important thing to be able to do- to give insulin discreetly. Well, I'm proud to wear an insulin pump. But when I attend weddings I want the day to be about celebrating the couple, I want my diabetes to behave and for me to be able to manage it quietly and easily in the background.


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