I’m currently using the InPen and am considering a T-slim pump. I’m a 42-year-old woman, T1D since 18. I’ve been very reluctant to do the pump since I wasn’t crazy about being tethered to something. I’ve had the Dexcom G6 for a while and I’m more used to “wearing” something.
I have a few questions that I’m hoping folks who switched to a pump late in life can help with.
Did it take a while to get used to wearing something like a pump? For women, where did you put the pump in terms of clothing?
How often do you do pump vacations, and how does that work? I tend to go to the beach often and I don’t love the idea of having a visible pump at the beach, even if I can disconnect it to swim.
What about doing activities like a water park, white water rafting, etc.?
Does insurance usually pay for supplies to use on a pump break? Is it a bottle of insulin vs. a pen? (I have Cigna; I’m sure it varies by insurance company.)
It says t-slim is okay in water for up to 30 minutes - is that true?
Where does the pump go when you sleep?
What about what to do with it during sex?