The temperatures this week have brought summer ROARING into the southeastern United States. During these hotter months, I like to wear really comfortable cotton sundresses, complete with a pony tail and flip flops--classy. However, this presents an issue when it comes to wearing my pump Arnold. I know some of my gal pal diabetics like to wear a thigh holsters or some Spanx-type shorts with a pump pocket. To me, both of those options add an extra piece of clothing that I can't handle with the heat and sweat. So what's a girl to do?
Enter hiphugger underwear! I'm a rather hippy girl to begin with (and not in the "groovy" kind of way, but in the I've got a nice set of "birthin' hips" as my mom would say), so underwear choice is a very important decision for me. Not long after I got Arnold, I noticed that the amount of fabric covering my hips was exactly enough to hold Arnold in place in his long-rectangular form with the tube parallel to the floor (have you got the image? because I'm not taking a picture for you). This set-up is perfect for wearing flowy sundresses because you can't see the pump outline on my hip. Even though I favor the hiphugger shape in underwear, this also goes for briefs or "granny panties" if you please.
So why am I sharing this extremely personal information with the entire internet? Well I just wanted to make sure that every girl sporting a pump is privy to this information because it would be the type of nugget that I would want to know. Also because this type of information is also great if you don't have PJs that have pockets (which dictates my PJ purchase nowadays). And if you have another tip for hiding a pump in your everyday wear, then let me know in the comments!
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, certified diabetes educator (CDE) or any medical professional of any kind. (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!) Therefore, please do not use any of my postings as medical fact. I am simply a blogger expressing my highs and lows (pun intended) with diabetes. For changes in your medication, exercise regiment, or diet please consult a qualified physician.