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Just Said Yes October 2021

Brides with medical devices (e.g. insulin pump)?

Dana, on January 12, 2021 at 10:40 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 6
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Hey gals!



I'm a type 1 diabetic with both an insulin pump and a CGM. What the heck do I do with my devices on my wedding day? My dress shows enough cleavage that I can't tuck my pump in between my boobs. My dress is also fairly tight fitting so I'm worried about it bulging if I have a pocket sewn inside the dress. Do I go deviceless for the day? What are my fellow T1D brides doing?

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Latest activity by Carol, on January 13, 2021 at 5:16 AM
  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    I wouldn't go deviceless. Can you tuck it in your bra? That's where I tuck mine when I wear formal dresses. If you take the clip of it could be a better fit.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I have a friend who has this as well. I'll ask her what she did with hers and get back to you.
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I am type 1 and have a pump as well and I was in the same boat. Heck no do not go deviceless as you do not want your glucose levels to rise and deal with that feeling. My seamstress luckily had a genius idea but I had a ball gown dress. She sewed a pocket on the inside where I could tuck it in the pocket within the skirt and still keep it attached. What kind of dress do you have?

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  • M
    Beginner September 2020
    Mel ·
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    https://etsy.me/3se5FVH



    Would something like that work?
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  • Slrhoshi
    Savvy April 2022
    Slrhoshi ·
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    Perhaps try to slip it around to the back of the dress where a bump wouldn't be seen? Like what news anchors do when on TV. Still able to get to it but still "hidden" in a way. I would not go without the device. Work with the one doing your fittings cause they probably have done this for other brides before.
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  • C
    Beginner August 2023
    Carol ·
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    That's a very nice trick your seamstress has thought of.

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