My name is Reggie, and I'm a type I diabetic, new to insulin pump therapy. Your pancreas probably works just fine, and I hope you appreciate that miracle of glycemic homeostasis ;). I have a little device that is connected to me (by catheter) and supplies my insulin requirements in a compact form factor. Which, conveniently, fits in both pockets of my travel boxers. One word: Awesomesauce! Normally, a belt clip is involved, which requires transition of the waistline clothing interface. Keeping my pump in the same layer of clothing is optimal on two aspects:
1: Means not having to deal with the tangle of catheter, belt, undershirt, shirt, slacks, holster, lab coat. It's difficult to maintain professional appearance when using the pump tugs on the catheter and pulls your shirt out, let alone when you buckle your catheter in with your seat belt or holster it with your pistol (needs must take extra care to prevent accidental discharges...scary!). And sleeping is always a problem - when you try to roll over but your pump is under your girlfriend, well, it wakes you up pretty quick ;).
2. My work environment is loud enough to interfere with hearing the audio alarms from my pump, and the work is complex and demanding enough that sometimes I miss noticing the vibration from my belt. Having the pump close to skin increases sensory awareness and thus makes me, and every similar insulin pump patient safer. The wonderful predictive alarms (which allow me to manage my condition, vice being managed by it) don't do a darn bit of good if you fail your perception skill check.
And they're cool for all the other reasons, as well! This is why I recommend them to my fellow diabetics/patients. Thanks for making a great product that fits a great personal niche.
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