By Max "Mr. Divabetic" Szadek
Where you choose to wear your insulin pump and how you accessorize it is often an expression of your spirit and character, so there is nothing wrong with finding a place and/or look that suits you and embracing it!
Many pumpers are surprisingly consistent in the way they wear their pump every day, whether that means never changing locations or getting creative all the time. Some pumpers go for the tried and true, others get more bohemian about their pump placement and accessories. There are those who are not afraid to be defiant and edgy, and those who prefer to keep their pumps out of sight. No matter which "pump personality" best describes you, you've probably found something you feel confident in and stuck with it.
Pumpwear and Divabetic have teamed up with dLife to define the style of some classic pump personalities. Part 1 of this series focuses specifically on women and fashion. What "pump personality" category best characterizes you?
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