Dress Your Pump or CGM for Halloween!

Costume up your diabetes gear and share a photo of your creation for our photo contest.

An insulin pump is often worn as a discreet fashion accessory, but a growing number of pump users have chosen to be more open with the devices. Many people now have chosen to openly display their pumps, including Miss Idaho’s Sierra Sandison during the 2014 Miss America competition.

This Halloween season, we’d like to take the #showmeyourpump movement a step further by inviting you to dress your insulin pump and/or continuous glucose monitor for Halloween. Submit photos to us of your diabetes gear as part of your Halloween costume, or with costumes off their own by October 20th. (It’s okay to use a pump you’re not actively using now.)

Submissions will be shared on our Facebook page, and the winner will receive a copy of Gary Scheiner’s book Think Like a Pancreas – A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin.

You can send in your photos to cidlebrook@epscomm.com. Be safe, but have fun!

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.