insulin pump concern - page 2
by ShantheRN 6,082 Views | 21 Comments
I was going to post this in the Nursing with Disabilities forum, but I don't think of my diabetes as a disability so I couldn't do it :D If this is in the wrong spot, my apologies! I wear a pump - absolutely love it, and it's... Read More
- 0Aug 6, '09 by blondy2061hQuote from ShanfuturenurseThat's actually exactly what I do. I had a seamstress professionally sew "button holes" there, though. Only time it's bothersome is if my site is in my thigh, then I need to be careful if I'm using the restroom. Can't tell you how many thigh sites I ripped out that way. I use the long tubing, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with short tubing.
I think I'm going to try a hole in my scrub top. That way my pants won't be pulled down, and I'll still be able to access it easily. No one posted anything about that but I figure it's just as feasible as the pants pocket.
- 1Aug 10, '09 by kcdunlapI have 2 kids on pumps....and besides the coolness factor of the tubing dangling beside my 6'2" teenage son...my dd try's to be more practical- cutting holes in pockets are one way, and the FFL diabetes conference she just purchased a pouch called spibelt.com she has found it stays quite secure and is comfortable. She wears it inside and outside her clothing, check out the website.
- 0Aug 31, '09 by ShantheRNSomeone at work said, "Oh button holes are EASY!" Pfft. I consider it a victory when I can fix a hem
Bra tucking doesn't work for me - I have the larger size pump so it shows through my shirt no matter where I clip it. It's heavy and doesn't seem to fit anywhere. It probably doesn't help that I'm blessed in the bust department LOL I found it uncomfortable and I'd like more accessibility.
I love it at my waist (and always wear it there outside of work), but scrub pants aren't the sturdiest things so it pulls my pants down. Never a good thing lol
- 0Sep 2, '09 by HairstylingnurseQuote from *ac*:chuckle"This keeps everything inside her pants". She sounds like a an absolute lady. Love how u said that. That was a nice little laugh. Too cute.:heartbeatI know one person who cuts a hole in the front pocket of her scrub pants, puts the pump in the pocket, then feeds the tubing through the hole. This keeps everything inside her pants.
- 0Sep 4, '09 by ZyGoMeDiC RNI switched to the omni pod about 3 months ago and I love it. I have less incidents with my tubing and don't go without insulin when I show or go swimming. The only downside for me is the 200 unit reservoir. Using just over 120 units a day, insurance doesn't cover enough pods. Working that bug out, think u500 is going to be the answer there.