5. Personal shopper - A week after getting my pump fitted I booked in to see a personal shopper at my local department store. It's usually a free service, many department stores offer it and there's no obligation to buy if nothing takes your fancy. During my two hour appointment, Helen, my fashion consultant listened as I explained I needed solutions for wearing the pump. She came back with a selection of comfortable trousers with pockets and looser fitting tops. I left the store a little poorer but with a bag full of new clothes and a spring in my step.
So these are just some of the solutions I have found so far. It's an ongoing challenge but it seems more pump wear is coming onto the market daily. I'm confident that it'll become easier as time goes on - more clothes will come onto the market and the pumps will get smaller.
I'm constantly on the look out for new ideas to try and would love to hear how other Type 1's with pumps wear theirs. Let me know:
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