insulin pump wear AnnaPS, diabetesia Sofia Larsson-Stern

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Swedish style for people on pumps!

B

ased in Sweden,

AnnaPS is a company

that addresses the

practicalities of wearing

an insulin pump and

adds to it a bit of fashion sense. Anna

Sjoberg, a qualified engineer, was

diagnosed with Type 1 in 1998 and has

been on a pump since 2009. Facing a life

with a pump as a permanent partner, she

looked to find solutions for easily wearing

a diabetes device.

Working with her is Sofia LarssonStern,

who was diagnosed in 2008 at the

age of 15 and went straight on an inulin

pump. She was in hospital for two weeks

and came out wanting to make diabetes

'cool'. Now studying architecture, she

took a sabbatical to work with AnnaPS to

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help with social media content to increase

awareness of the AnnaPS product range.

The clothing range, which has plenty

to choose from for men, women and

children, is designed with pump pockets

in a variety of discreet but accessible

places. With pockets on both sides,

you can have a pump in one and carry

something else in the other, such as a

FreeStyle Libre reader or even a packet of

Dextrose tablets.

Having pockets on both sides also

means you can wear a pump on different

sides of you body as you are meant to

rotate the sites of your infusion sets. The

clothes are made of Tencel, which feels

like cotton but is strong and slightly slinky,

like silk. As well as tank tops, t-shirts and

even shorts that have pump pockets,

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there's also arm bands, a sports bra and

bikini.

Larsson-Stern explains, "The aim

was to make sure the pump would be

accessible, but that we'd try to reduce

the 'wedge' that it can create in clothing.

We wanted the pumps to be in neutral

spaces. There are bra holders already

available but not everyone wants to start

digging around in that area to get their

pump out. We looked at placing pumps

near the waist or on the inner thigh. For

children, the tank tops keep the pump

safe but also strapped down."

On the AnnaPS site, there's advice

on how to wear a pump including on

the beach, as well as other contributions

from their brand ambassadors and from

various bloggers. It's worth a visit!

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  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  7. adAPT diabetes trial, Hid-In insulin pump belt
  8. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  9. Leatherice diabetes ID jewellery
  10. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  11. diabetic diet
  12. SugarBEAT
  13. Ascencia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  14. Digital eye ID, Digital eye ID, Bausch+Lomb
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  16. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  17. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
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