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Hiding your pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by deadislets - keith Sep 17, 2012. 12 Replies


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deadislets - keith replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"Thanks Veteran. Yeah, I always wear a suit or a sport jacket to the interview and yes that does a nice job of concealing it. I've been self-employed for a long time and am now re-entering the world of the corporation. Up to this point I've…"
Sep 17, 2012
Sue replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"Pocket is the way to go. I wear pant suits a lot and refuse to buy a pair of slacks without pockets. It is easy, hidden, accessible in a discreet way, etc. Been doing that for years."
Sep 12, 2012
AmandaLG replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"My bosses have always know that I am diabetic and most of the people I work with know because I have been working with them for 7years. However, the occasional new employee comes along and I do not like to tell them about it because it does bring up…"
Sep 11, 2012
Buckley83 replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"I have never thought about hiding or not.. But I have always got long infusion sets 100cm and worn it around my neck in a pump case, it really can't be seen. It was not the idea of hiding that prompted this, I always found that wearing it on my…"
Sep 11, 2012
Mocha replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"I do try to hide my pump, and I did when I was applying to jobs and when I worked. Part of the problem is that the hiring people can't directly ask about certain things, but they do look for clues to weed people out, sometimes illegally.…"
Sep 11, 2012
Brianna replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"I always keep my pump in my back pocket and have found that it is not very noticeable. The only problem I had was one time when my tubing came untucked from my pants and someone said something about it. To solve that I wear a belt. I wear it in a…"
Sep 10, 2012
deadislets - keith replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"Thanks for the response Sue. You've hit my main concern about it being seen as a weakness on the head. I'll be part of a new team responsible for implementing an EHR system and it looks like I may have some project management…"
Sep 10, 2012
Capin101 replied to deadislets - keith's discussion 'Hiding your pump'
"I would discretely position my pump during a job interview. Your prospective employer cannot ask about medical conditions and if they see you pump it might create a difficult situation. I would bet that just putting your pump in you pants pocket and…"
Sep 10, 2012

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At 2:44pm on October 24, 2009, Linda G said…

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At 9:41am on November 10, 2008, DiaBeatThis! said…
It is so very nice here in Kentucky. We did just get blasted with some cold weather though. That's not sitting well with a lot of folks!
At 10:10pm on October 30, 2008, Kristy said…
Well howdy neighbor! Did you get any snow in Johnson City this week? I love the mountain scenery too but never seem to have enough time to enjoy it. I'm glad you like the pictures..they were taken on a rare day off from work and the waterfalls in this area are just beautiful!
At 12:38pm on October 22, 2008, Andy Barnes said…
Keith, Sorry I have taken so long in responding to you I have been out of town. My endo is Aris Jacob at Prespy Allen.
At 9:10am on October 15, 2008, Holly Fleschler said…
Hey Keith!! Thanks so much. From your a1c score, it seems you're doing pretty well too! I love your IM name, its so clever! I am starting a business dedicated to Type1 diabetics. I'll be doing life coaching and fitness training. I think I have something unique to offer. I've found in my life that helping others gives me a sense of well being. I see you just moved to Nashville, where are you from originally?
At 11:49am on August 7, 2008, Cara said…
I have set a date, time and place for a Tennessee gathering. Check out the events page for October 11th, or see the Tenn Diabetics group for more information.
At 3:51pm on September 25, 2007, Cara said…
Hey! I just created a group for all us TN diabetics. Come join!
At 9:26am on August 31, 2007, Heidi98 said…
happy birthday,Keith!have a good one
At 7:19pm on August 10, 2007, deadislets - keith said…
Hey George, thanks for checking on me. I know I've been absent from the blogging community for awhile. I've just been busy, but everything is OK. When I check my RSS reader the numbers are so high they're scary. I'll confess I haven't checked out YouTube Tuesday in awhile... just means I'll have lots to enjoy when I get back that direction in the near future.

Hope things are well with you and your family!
At 5:53pm on August 10, 2007, George Simmons said…
How are you Keith? Just thought I would check in!



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