Wearing an insulin pump is a great way to stay on top of your insulin on a day-to-day basis. Insulin pumps are getting smaller all the time to make it easier to keep your pump by you all day long. Even with the styles changing, keeping your insulin pump with you at all times can be a bit of a hassle when it comes to what you’re wearing.
Whether it’s your everyday clothes, or clothes made specifically to help hide your insulin pump, there are plenty of easy ways to be discreet about your pump placement, if that’s your preference.
4 great techniques to hide a pump
Try the following techniques:
- Scarf. You don’t need anything special for this one. Try using one of your fashion scarves to clip your pump in the layers of fabric. Use the loops to help hide your insulin pump in plain sight.
- Pockets. Every lady loves a dress with pockets, but for those with the idea of stashing an insulin pump, they have extra value. Most pants have pockets that can easily hold the small pumps made today. If you’re interested in buying specialty clothes, you can purchase underwear and bras with pockets.
- Socks. Some people have problems with irritated skin if they keep their pump on or close to their skin, but there’s a solution for that! A simple and cheap fix for anyone can be baby socks. You can stash your pump in the sock and drop the pump where ever works best for you without the irritation of it touching your skin.
- Belts. Using a belt is all about your preference since there are so many ways to hide an insulin pump with it. You can clip the pump to your belt, hold it between your belt and pant, or even buy a special belt that has a spot made just for your pump.
If you don’t like any of these options and don’t mind your insulin pump showing, by all means, let it be seen! If you’re not trying to hide your pump or diabetes, have some fun with it. You could ever try decorating your pump.