I'm hoping to get some insight from others that are using the pump and may be in a similar situation to me.
I am a type 1 diabetic and have been offered the pump a few times, but have always turned it down as I'm a circus performer and have always thought it wouldnt work having it connected to me while training and performing. After doing some research, I can see that the pump would be so much better for my health as it acts more like a pancreas and you have so much more control.
I am an acrobat and so my job is very similar to gymnasts and cheerleaders. I also do aerial work, where i often have to wrap the silk around my body and waist and hang from it. This is what I am most concerned about. I know that you can disconnect the pump for about an hour, but that you still have the infusion part left in the body. When this is disconnected, is this easy to get ripped out if it is covered? Also would it be painful when pressure is applied to it (pressure from the material being wrapped around it and hanging from it). My thoughts are that this wouldnt work, but I have no experience with it and also dont have any diabetic friends to ask.
Another thing is about hiding the pump when wearing tight costumes, as sometimes I am required to be on stage for a whole show, not just my act.