Get Your Gear to Stick this Summer!

Top tips to keep your tech from falling off

Wearing an insulin pump or a CGM means having to think about a lot of factors, including how to keep these important devices on your body! Summer presents unique challenges – it’s wet, hot, sweaty and often more active. We’ve got some great, crowd-sourced ideas to help you enjoy your time at the beach and pool while keeping your technology where it belongs.

This guide covers:

  • Advice for all brands of pumps and CGMs

  • Application process

  • Why timing is important

  • Brand names proven to help

  • …and more!

About Stacey Simms and Diabetes Connections


Stacey Simms serves the diabetes community with a weekly news and interview show – think NPR’s “Fresh Air” but for people who use insulin. After her son was diagnosed with T1D in 2006 a month before he turned 2, she started blogging about her family’s experience. She created the award-winning Diabetes Connections podcast in 2015, educating and inspiring audiences with stories of connection through Type 1. The podcast now has more than 2 million downloads. She launched Diabetes Connections TYPE 2 in 2023. Stacey’s book series, “The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom” is a memoir of her parenting philosophy of “not perfect, but safe and happy”. Stacey was named Diabetes Forecast Magazine “12 People to Know,” and honored as one of “Forty Under 40” by the Charlotte Business Journal. Stacey lives near Charlotte, NC with her husband, two children, and Freckles, the dog.