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Will I Look Weird Naked?

By Amanda Sheldon

Managing Editor

Posted:  6/21/2011 12:00 AM

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Meet Maggie Hunts — international speaker, comedian, singer, and author. Having lived with diabetes for more than 25 years, Maggie travels the world sharing her experiences and showing  others that you can live a happy and healthy life with diabetes. With her sense of humor and openness to tackle just about any subject, Maggie’s first post for The LOOP will answer a question that many of you may have: Will I Look Weird Naked?

-Amanda


Let’s talk about being naked. With that, or anything else, it’s our attitude that counts. When I wear a new outfit, if I feel weird in it, that awkwardness is what translates to other people. When we’re intimate with someone, the same thing happens.

Even though we may worry, or even obsess, about every single aspect of our appearance, our partners don’t notice every single detail about our bodies. But they’ll surely notice if we’re so self conscious that we try to hide ourselves from view, as we stumble to the bathroom. Now that could look weird. 

With a pump, a circular disk, like a round or oval Band-Aid, is all that’s visible on your skin. It won’t bother anyone else, if it doesn’t bother you. I feel so much more secure about my blood sugar on the pump and my good health adds to my confidence, with or without clothes.

For me, bruising was really minimized with the pump. No one wants to take their clothes off and have someone gasp from seeing bruises. Now I have much clearer skin than when I was using a ton of syringes.

As far as how to prance around naked, I either walk around with it proudly in my hand because I’m so grateful I feel good or I wear cute underwear so I have something pretty to hang it on to. Guys may prefer to clip it on to any pair of Jockeys or great looking underwear.

When I got out of bed naked and forgot the pump was on, my husband was amazed that it didn’t disconnect and the pump was fine. It’s so resilient, even when it swang from the bed to floor. With the pump, you can still have an active life, intimate or otherwise.

Maggie Hunts

To get Maggie’s FREE eBook packed with upbeat practical solutions on living well & happy with diabetes, click here: www.ItsASweetLifeNow.com

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- Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected.

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Comments

jon

Posted on Wed Apr 02 11:05:22 GMT 2014

If you think you look weird naked, it's not the pump

Martha Steadman

Posted on Tue Apr 08 03:05:35 GMT 2014

I have just finished a week of wearing a CGM for the data retrieval needed for me to start the training for an Enlite pump. I have been insulin dependant for more than 29 years now and struggled for control all that time. I am thrilled that this new technology is there to help me. Thank you Medtronic for helping me turn my life around! will keep you posted.

Joel

Posted on Tue Apr 08 17:30:57 GMT 2014

Hi Martha. Thanks for sharing your story with us! It’s great to hear you’re starting on the new MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Please keep us posted on your journey with the new system, and let me know if there’s anything else we can do to help.

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