Being informed that its best to wear an insulin pump can be an emotional time in anyone’s life, especially if you happen to be a woman. After all, our wardrobes aren’t exactly medical device friendly (e.g. Brazilian bikinis and skintight, little black dresses). On a positive note, there are products that can help hide the device from view or otherwise make it less conspicuous.
One of our favorites is the Medtronic MiniMed Bra Pouch. Think of it as a one-size-fits-all fashion accessory that can help you feel good and look stunning. The soft, non-irritating pouch comes in different colors and is designed to be either fastened in place with Velcro or a needle and thread. The Velcro is included with your purchase. Whichever method you prefer, simply attach the insulin pump pouch to the inside of a padded or unpadded bra cup, sports bra or shoulder strap. Then dress as normal and go about your day or nighttime activities.
For those occasions when you don’t plan on wearing a bra, there are other insulin pump case options to choose from. Among them are the following:
- Sports Pump Harnesses and Neoprene Sports Packs
- Waterproof Protective Cases and Bathing Belts
- Diabetic Belts, Belt Clips and Waist Holsters
- Fanny Packs and Hidden Waist Pouches
- Thigh and Leg Pouches
The waterproof and sports insulin pump cases are great if you plan on donning your fitness apparel or beach wear. Because they are ultra adjustable, the thigh and leg insulin pump pouches are fabulous for use with slinky dresses and short skirts. And as for the belts, waist and fanny packs, they’re ideal for use with jeans, shorts and skorts.
At this point, you’re also probably wondering how comfortable these items are to wear. In our opinion, they are really no different than wearing items like garter belts, cell phones, waist ruffles and the like. To learn more about the various insulin pump cases available for women and how to work them into a wardrobe, please contact us.