Have you thought about trying the Omni Pod? It doesn’t have any tubing (it’s remote-controlled by the glucose meter), attaches directly to your body, and you only have one piece of equipment to carry - the “brainy” controller/glucose meter. It’s also watersafe for 30 minutes up to a depth of 8 ft. I encourage you to check it out on MyOmniPod.com, or call 800-592-3455 (I just happen to have the brochure right here).
I’m hoping to begin using the Omni Pod once Kaiser Permanente approves it for use. Just four days ago I finished “test-driving” one and was really impressed with its comfort and lack of interference in doing the daily stuff of life. (The test was only for the pump, not the controller).
I tried the Omni Pod because I wanted to see if the pump was truly light-weight and it was, particularly in comparison to a regular pump that I tried-out a couple years ago. I also wanted to see if the adhesive on the pump would irritate my skin, or come loose before it was time to change it (the whole unit gets replaced every few days). It stayed on very well and did nothing to my skin. I appreciated the small size and rounded edges, which made it very comfortable even when sleeping. The entire 3 days that I wore it I rarely knew it was there. (In stark contrast to the in-your-face pump and tubing that I previously tried.)
The only negative is, when wearing clothes that are form-fitting (and most of my clothes are), the shape of the pump really shows from underneath the garment. In all honesty, when I looked in the mirror it looked kinda odd seeing the lump, and someone else seeing it might wonder what on earth it could be. But, I loved the ease of use and total freedom from a tether (tubing). My desire to look perfect went out the back door a long time ago, and I want the best glucose control I can get with the least amount of hassle.
Hope this helps,