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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My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...