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12 Ways To Sleep With An Insulin Pump

« WeCare Blog | October 22, 2019 |
Tips & Tricks
12 Ways To Sleep

Written by “MiniMed™ Care” based on feedback from people with diabetes using MiniMed™ pump therapy

1. The PJ Clip

Try clipping your pump to your pyjama waistband. Thicker bands can be really helpful, so the clip doesn’t make holes through the material over time.

2. The Undies

Just clip your pump onto your undergarment and tuck the tubing inside the undergarment. The pump is safe and secure and out of the way.

3. The Body Pillow

Some people sleep with a body pillow by their side and put the pump under the pillow. When they switch sides in the middle of the night, they move the pillow with the pump while sleeping.

4. The ‘Blanky’ Buddy

Make a pouch out of the same material as your child’s favorite blanket!

5. The Classic Pocket-T

Wear a T-Shirt with a breast pocket to put your pump in – turning the T-Shirt inside out is a top tip.

6. The Bra Clip

Ladies – if you are happy to wear a bra to sleep, this can be a good place to clip your pump day and night.

7. The Skilled Sewer

Sew a pocket into your favorite nightwear.

8. The Workout Shorts

Many people wear workout shorts with a key pocket. Often this is the perfect size to fit your pump. In the winter, workout leggings with a key pocket are a little warmer.

9. The Back Sleeper

If you have to, or prefer to, sleep on your back and put your insulin pump on the side of your pyjama pants or underwear.

10. The V-Neck Nighty

Some people go for nightgowns with buttons down or V-neck collars, you can clip your pump to the front of the nightgown. If you use the pump clip instead of the holster, it weighs less. It’s also close enough to hear any alarms or adjust a temporary basal rate, if needed, in the middle of the night.

11. Accessory Options

Medtronic also provides some clever accessories to wear your pump comfortably; refer to our accessory catalogue online.

12. The Cuddly Animal

Some of our creative sewing customers have shared that they have made a little pouch shaped like an animal so that their child has a little night buddy to “guard” their insulin pump while they sleep.

For detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse
events, please consult the device manual. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative.

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