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Medtronic 640g

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by **shell**, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. **shell**

    **shell** Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning pumpers!
    This is a one for fellow bra wearers...
    I am due an upgrade from the Medtronic Paragdim to the 640g which I'm really looking forward to because this old thing looks like a pager from the 90s (although it is pink).

    However, I've only just thought about it's shape. I wear my pump attached to my bra, between my cleavage, it sits quite nicely and is virtually unnoticeable. From photos (never held a 640g) it looks like the new pump is a lot more square. Will it still be suitable to wear clipped to my bra?
    I wear dresses 99.8% of the time so no belt hoops to attach it to.

    TiA

    Michelle x
     
  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Shell,

    Most of the time I use a pump belt as i’m more of a jeans gal, however when I do wear a dress I tuck it into my bra and it’s been fine, never been noticed before either :)
     
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    I have not tried the Medtronic 640g.
    However, being "less well endowed", I have never been able to put my pump in my bra or even hang it between my cleavage.
    Like @Juicyj, I am usually a jeans gal.
    There are times when jeans just won't cut it (weddings, business meetings, hot weather ...). In those circumstances, I wear my pump strapped to my leg in a HidIn pump belt wrapped around my thigh twice.
     
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    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wear the 640G clipped to my bra. There's no problem with it there, other than needing a plunge bra if the dress or top has a low neckline (the tubing can show if I wear my usual balcony style bra).
     
  5. **shell**

    **shell** Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Phew!
    @dancer I have found that I stopped wearing balcony bras for that one reason...was a good excuse to buy new bras!

    @helensarahmay I have heard a few people use a strap around their leg (especially for weddings) how do you input bolus? Just head off to the toilets?
    X
     
  6. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    You can set your meter up to do a remote bolus - I haven’t used it yet but just had a look now and all you do is set up the preset bolus to say lunch - 3 units.
     
  7. MushyPeaBrain

    MushyPeaBrain Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wear my Animas vibe on the front of my bra but am being moved over to Medtronic so I was also wondering this. My DSN said the biggest complaint about the 640 is it's size. Hopefully I'll still be able to wear it on my bra
     
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