Pump, Tubing, and Formal Clothing

Dr John
By Dr John Latest Reply 2013-04-05 14:13:56 -0500
Started 2013-04-05 09:57:22 -0500

I've been using the Animas Pump for 7 months now wearing the infusion set on my abdomen only. I'm slim and hit muscle if I wear it anywhere else. I keep the pump in case on my pants belt and I wear a scrubs top over my pants, which keeps the tubing from catching on door knobs, etc.

I don't use to wear it inside my shirt with the remote because I'm around RF.

What do I do with the tubing if I want to tuck my shirt inside my pants with a formal suit?

John


2 replies

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-04-05 14:13:56 -0500 Report

If the small bit of tubing that will show bothers you, you might consider having a small pump pocket sewn to the inside of your shirt or trousers. That way, all of the tubing would stay inside your clothing. A competent seamstress or tailor should be able to fashion a proper pocket with minimal or no stitching visible on the outside if judiciously (and comfortably) placed. I've sewn small pockets to the inside of my nightwear to secure my pump while sleeping and it works very well.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-04-05 11:42:41 -0500 Report

I used to work in an office and wore dress slacks with tucked in shirts. I would still clip my case to the waste band of my slacks and carefully tuck the shirt in, pushing the tubing into the slacks. The tubing would go in under the bottom hem of the shirt and up the backside to the infusion site. A little bit of the tubing might show where it comes out of the pump then disappears into the waste band of your pants, but that can't be helped. You can also purchase bands that can be worn around your arms, legs and even the stomach that stays under your clothing and the pump clips or sits in a pocket on the band: http://www.pumpwearinc.com/pumpshop/index.php...

Hope this helps!

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