“Tried my body band this weekend - it's fantastic! I really like the fact it sits snugly to my body and can be worn in so many different places without any hassle.
I had a pump band before but it was only for use around my tummy and didn't sit tight so often my pump fell out. Your product is stylish and comfortable and I will definitely recommend to others!"
- Emily Barran, Community Engagement Officer at JDRF
"The band and boxers are great quality and great for keeping the pump out of the way. My clip broke the other day so your products have been a life saver!
Went snowboarding a few weeks ago and the band was a god send, kept my pump out the way and close to my body to keep it all warm.
I love the boxers for nighttime. Very comfortable, barely notice I have my pump on. Probably better quality than most my other boxers! Girlfriend really likes them too."
- Kris Wood, JDRF, London
"Hi there, I just wanted to say thank you again for my pump belt. I've had it for over a year now and still thank you every night when I wear it to bed and everything stays where it should! I am so grateful to you."
- Andrea, Facebook
"When I was first told about Hid-In, I was a little skeptical as I thought I'd always just keep it in my pocket but after sleeping with it loose for about a week, I decided to buy one and it was a game changer.
Hardly noticed I had the pump, until the unthinkable happened. I had a bit of a hypo and somehow managed to lose my Hid-In and my pump became a bit of a nuisance when I went to bed or was wearing something without pockets. Even more so when I forget it isn't strapped to me, get up and it falls to the floor yanking my belly downwards. I will never let the Hid-In leave me again, and just in case the worst happens, I've bought a two pack to replace it."
- Basil, East London
"I recently placed an order for the multiway band and knickers as I have just begun on an infusion pump (my pump is actually for cortisol not insulin) and they are brilliant. So comfortable and discreet! Thank you very much. I tried a few other ways of wearing my pump before I found your website and your bands are my favorite by a mile!"
- Pippa, Ascot
"I received my hid-in multiway body strap with the clear window, today (for my tandem Tslim pump), so I had to put it to the test :)
I spin poi and hoop, which includes a LOT of awkward and vigorous movements, and it was impossible to work with a pump that was clipped to my outfit or belt, not to mention the constant tangles with the insulin tube. I strapped my pump to my upper abdomen and then my lower waist, underneath my shirt, and it stayed put through everything while moving around. I was able to hoop and spin without any issues, whatsoever, and what's even better is that it was so comfortable!
And then, I had to put it to the ULTIMATE test:
Chasing my toddler neice around in the backyard, for five hours. This time, I strapped it to my upper thigh (I'm 4'10" and 95 lbs, so I had to wrap it around my thigh, twice) and it stayed put the whole entire time.
I can't wait to try it when I go horseback riding, as my old pump clip would always come undone, pop off, or break during riding, but I have really high hopes, for This!
The clear screen on the multiway is also very easy and responsive to touch, so I had no problems calibrating my blood sugars or bolusing.
This is a complete godsend, if you have an insulin pump. I would recommend it to absolutely everyone. Thank you, to everybody at Hid-In. You guys are awesome!"
- Aly Balles, Indiana, USA
"I share your page whenever I can. It took me 12 years of pumping to come across your products and now I wonder how I managed without them... Actually that's not true I know how I managed... I only ever wore clothes with pockets! Keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing more products from you in future 😊"
- Sophie Powell, Facebook
"Wow! This is amazing. For the last 7 years I've clipped my pump to my bikini top on holiday but this looks fantastic. Ingenious idea"
- Clair Wilson, commenting on the Custom Made bikini service
"My son LOVES your boxers. Honestly, these have been a pumping game changer! x"
- Annette Wiles, Facebook feedback
"I am now "Powered by Pump"!!!
Thank you for my lovely multiway pouch 😀"
"My Multiway Body Band has been great on holiday!"
- Alice Wiseman, Grand Camp de Mar, Mallorca
"My Multiway Body Band has been great on holiday!"
Alice Wiseman, Grand Camp de Mar, Mallorca
"I've just received my adapted bikini bottoms and they are amazing! I can now wear a regular high street bikini, all coordinated, but have my pump hidden away in a pocket, sewn into the bottoms, which is very discrete and comfortable. I can hardly see the pump, it blends in so well. It's ingenious and clever and it feels as though it will be very safe to wear as the craftsmanship is definitely up to supporting the pump, although, I can't quite see how you've done it!
I'm going to be so confident wearing these bottoms now - thank you!
Having had bikini bottoms adapted for three years now, I think these are the best yet. Thanks ladies - amazing job!"
- Julie Fewkes, Leeds
"We see London, we see France, we see some adorable and diabetes-friendly underpants. Hid-In’s Pocket Panties (above) are both romantic and practical: Lace, mesh, leopard print, and polka dots add whimsy, while a hidden front pocket holds an insulin pump. The underwear retails for about $25 to $30. The company is based out of London and ships worldwide. Find out more—or shop for other pump accessories, including boxers with a pump pocket and body bands that hold pumps beneath your clothes—at hid-in.com."
- Diabetes Forecast The Healthy Living Magazine
"You know what? Insulin pump + pump band = Pumpfortable!"
- Rebecca Wedell, Lewes, East Sussex
"I have had my pump 10 days and know it's safe in the Hid In band and so comfortable I barely notice it."
- Ruth Dyke, Chatham, England
"Couldn't live without the body bands, they are so comfy and really well made. :-) I have 4!"
- Andrea Mitchell
"I received the parcel from you today & I am thrilled!
The ingenuity of the designs is amazing! I've tried the bikini bottoms on with my pump and not only is the pump almost invisible once in the pockets you've designed, but they are also very practical and comfortable. The sewing is incredibly sympathetic to the fabric and the need to manoeuvre the pump in and out of the pockets. I feel completely confident in them, just perfect!
I didn't show them to my husband until I'd put them on and put the pump into them. Even then, he didn't see where the pump was immediately & then only found it because he was looking for it - just want I've come to expect of Hid-In.
Thank you both so much for what you've done. If I dare take any pictures in them when I'm on holiday, I'll send them onto you!"
- Julie Fewes, Leeds
"Azara ready for tap class wearing her pump in her Hid-In belt. But of course you can't see it.
Thanks for creating these as I don't know what we would have done.
Looking forward to the new kit bags!"
- Gillian Lester & daughter Azara
"I love my multi-way belt! I have only been wearing it since yesterday, but haven't even noticed I've had it on. Must get saving for another :)"
- Verity, Facebook feedback
"Excellent product, so versatile can wear whatever I want now without having to worry about where my pump is going to go."
- Kayleigh Angell on Hid-In - insulin pump accessories
"Thanks for sending our order so quickly. As you can see in the photo (below) my daughter is testing it to the max! She loves her new hid-in pump belt."
- Nanette Weeks daughter Ella doing some Show Pumping!
"Excellent. Comfortable to wear under any outfit. Highly recommended. X"
- Jilly Dixon-Dougherty
"I love wearing my white body-band! I often have to pat myself to remind me where about my pump is!"
- Christina (Facebook feedback)
"Multiway bands are great because they're so slim and small... so small I've lost one of mine! Washed it and put it somewhere to dry and I haven't been able to find it for a couple of months! I'm sure it will probably turn up somewhere, but it's completely irrational how attached to them I am! It's like losing a pair of favourite glasses!
- Ruth Gibbins (Facebook feedback) one of our first customers!
"After trying the panda multiway bands in regular back and window we all love the window ones! Jovi loves them as she can just flip it and see her number and Rhys and I love them as they do hold the pump in super safe and tight as she runs about, on her bike and in the playground and parks!"
- Sonia, mother from London
I already have a black body band and think it's so brilliant I just placed an order for 2 more - It's changed my life since I bought it and I can now finally wear dresses! 😃
(all the other pump accessories that I've looked at seem badly designed, uncomfortable and a bit naff!!)
- Lizzie from London
"I just want t tell u how much I love my pump band I just bought few day ago....i'm so in love I just ordered cat version with window. Thank u very much for making my life better . Version with windows is just perfect to manage my pump fast and easy and cat version is just the fun I want ... fancy and convenient. Congrats for your shop"
- Susana Feans Ponte, Spain
"Can you tell me if you're going to be selling any more kit bags?. I've looked at other kit bags but they don't come close to yours! It's so easy to have with me all the time."
- Bethan Hopwood
"My sister was diagnosed with Type 1 aged 19 and the shock for her and my family was overwhelming. I wanted to support her as much as possible but she is reluctant to acknowledge her diabetes. When I bought my sister one of your bands I took a big risk. There was a chance that she would open it and feel embarrassed that her T1 had made yet another appearance... and on Christmas day. I took the risk because I adore your products, I think that they are really beautiful; a personal gift for my sister regardless of how she received it.
To my surprise (we held our breath as she opened the box) she was thrilled. More surprising, she tried it straight on and has barely taken it off since.
I knew that in theory the band was a great, useful gift for my sister, but I hadn’t quite realised the impact it would have.
She can wear a dress... even a dress without pockets!
We can go clothes shopping together without getting in a horrendous tangle of wires in the changing room!
She can sleep free of pyjamas! The possibilities are endless!
With all the complications of life T1, I am so grateful to have found something that makes daily life that little bit easier and prettier for Karys". I wanted to let you know the difference your product has made to my sister’s life (as she would never admit it herself!)"
- Sisters Cader & Kerys, Waterlooville, UK
"The Hid-in Panda pump bag (Multiway Body Band) saved the day yesterday as my 5 year old had her pump fitted. I was really anxious about how she would react to the pump and when the bag arrived, it was a much happier day. She hasn't taken it off since.
One of my biggest fears was how would I fling her around our living room 'dancefloor' ever again with a pump attached! Now we're sorted! Tubing and pump neatly tucked away. Huge thanks Katie for providing a happy alternative to the clinical versions"
- Sonia Ra1, Mother of 2 Panda fans!
"I am reaching out to you because I am new to the pumper community and I am really struggling to harness my femininity while having tubing running from my stomach. I ran across your site today and I am in awe! For the first time, I am not so embarrassed at the thought of being intimate with my husband. Thank you for the hard work and amazing products!"
- Mrs M, USA
“I found your company after meeting someone wearing a pump but with absolutely no sign of it as it was hidden in your pocketed underwear. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!! My daughter Julia is a Type 1 Diabetic so I bought the pants (Pocket Panties) and pump band (Multiway Body Band) for her. They have transformed her every day living, so very clever and so simple, just amazing. Many congratulations.”
Your website is fantastic. I'm only on day 3 of wearing the pump, I was afraid i wouldn't be able to hide it and it would feel uncomfortable but I purchased your body band in advance and read wearing tips. I'm finding wearing it easy already and can't wait to go live with insulin Thursday! Thanks for your website!
- Beth Howell
Am incredibly inspired by your motivation to not let your medical condition affect your lifestyle and even your selection of clothes!
I've just received my package and the multi-way body band classic is the best "invention" ever! I started out with insulin pens and never had an issue with the type of clothes I could wear. When I started with using the pump I thought that would be the end of me wearing certain types of clothes and was a tad crushed within me. Thank you so very much for your creativity to come up with such a product.”
- Anne Chan, Singapore
Subject: Could your products be too comfortable?
Message: Hi there -- I had to share this story with you. I've been traveling a lot lately and like most people have been pretty busy. I find myself wearing one of your products - 24/7 so I was looking to pack both my body bands for color options. I could not find one and searched EVERY WHERE for it but finally had to go to airport wearing the other color I had.
Well, I have an insulin pump type that isn't covered if you go through the body scanners so I have to "Opt Out" in the U.S. which results in a pretty intimate pat down. (I always tell the agent that I need a cigarette after them...) Anyway, you have to lift your top up to expose your waist band which is where I mostly wear my body band. The TSA agent asked me what was in the second band and I was confused... IT TURNS OUT I HAD ALSO BEEN WEARING THE OTHER ONE the WHOLE TIME AND HADN'T NOTICED BECAUSE IT WAS SO COMFORTABLE.
Thanks so much for a wonderful product. Super comfy. -- XO --
"Just got my Hid-In insulin pump belt from @diarybetic Such a brilliant design: Comfortable, simple, subtle. Highly recommended for pumpers!"
"I'm due to get my pump next month...after a long 4 year wait 😃 I ordered the multiway last week thinking "aaack sure it might take 28 days to get here"....landed yesterday!!! I LOVE IT!! But now it is going to be the longest wait everrrrr til next month haha!!! Really love the packaging and little pink heart too. Thank you!!! 😃😃😃😃😃😃❤❤❤❤ "
- Rebecca Colbrook, Facebook
"Hey! Thanks for my hid-in pump band! Diabetes never looked so good!
- Instagram: t1dchick 📟💕👍🏼
"I received my items today (two bands and panties for my One Touch Ping by Animas) and the only complaint I have is not ordering more of them. They are so soft and comfortable and I am wearing my pump differently. I keep switching it up and then torture my 14 year old to try to guess where I’ve placed it.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
This is the first product like this that I can endorse. It is soft and easy to wear, professional looking and in an intelligent simple design. You will be hearing from me soon to order more. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with for us."
"Frankly, I google new items every couple of months and I have purchased many hoping that they will work. I just went through my lingerie drawer full of items and dumped them.
The difference between your solution and others is that yours is small, not cumbersome and in a soft, thin material. I have to check to make sure that I have it on because it is so light I forget I am wearing it.
Other solutions I have tried come in a large band that is uncomfortable and hot, like wearing Spanx (them) versus a soft waistband on your clothes (yours).
I wore the belt to sleep last night and it was perfect. I don’t have to wear the clip now so there is nothing digging into me and I can actually wear a night gown versus clipping it to a waistband.
Great job and I highly recommend your panties and band."
- Jeanne N, Malibu, USA
"I received my insulin pump belt today and it fits perfectly, its also very comfortable and means I can wear my pump without worrying about it getting caught on anything.
Also my pump doesn't show under my clothes now!!! Thank you"
- Gemma Bryant, Facebook
"Congratulations to your products and the web store. There is lots of love in both of them.
Within a few days I received the Multiway Body Bands and Pocket Boxers and they were packed so nice. Thank you very much!
I am using insulin pumps since 2003 and I am now wearing a Medtronic Veo. It gives me great freedom at my daily activities, sports and of course at traveling.
I need the Body Band for my sporting activities e.g. skiing and mountaineering. The shoulder straps and waist belt of the rucksack were always right over my insulin pump and pretty annoying. Thanks to your Body Band the problem is solved, and my impression got proved: These are products from a diabetic, for diabetics.
At the next visit in my diabetes centre I will tell them of your website and show them your Body Band.
Let me know whenever you are in Austria. I invite you to a good cup of Austrian coffee and a piece of our famous cakes. No problem, our pumps can take this ;-) "
- Dieter, Austria
"Hey! Thanks for my hid-in pump band! Diabetes never looked so good!"
- Jilian, New York, Instagram: t1dchick
"Thank you so much for your help earlier Katie. It was so good to speak with someone who knew what they were talking about and had personal experience. You really have no idea how excited I am with the prospect of being able to wear a dress again with my pump!!!"
- Leanne, by text
"I very much love your products. They are very comfortable to wear and have made the move to having a pump a lot easier. I really like the design and the way you use different fabric patterns. They make me feel feminine and it doesn't make the whole experience of having a pump permanently attached, so clinical."
- Sue, Chichester
"Just received my belts today - they are fabulous. Thank you so much. They are so discreet and I don't feel so self-conscious now."
- Laura, Redhill, UK
"I would like to thank you for designing such lovely and absolute fantastic packaging for insulin pump. Since I am back in Switzerland I wear the multibands every day and night - they are really comfortable!
I recommended the multiway body bands and your online shop to my doctor and gave him your business cards to lay out in the waiting room. I am exciting about your new products and I wish you all the best for your business"
- Sabina, Switzerland
"I love my Multiway body band! I received this week here in Canada and I'm really happy and comfortable with it. GRACIAS!"
- Andrea, Facebook, Canada
"Received my parcel today (Multiway Body Band in lace) ... best thing ever!! Been diabetic for 20 years on pump for 2 and this makes me feel a little more glamorous about it all!
Absolutely in love with it and it's super comfy!"
"I just wanted to let you know that I received my second band today, and to say what a fantastic product you make. I'm not normally one who gives product feedback, but have felt the need to do so in this case. Also, I wanted to let you know that I will take your product info sheet to my diabetic pump clinic tomorrow, so that others will hopefully make use of your wonderful products."
- Eric, Sheffield
"Got my band through the post today and love it already! Can't even feel that it's there and it looks feminine too. Will definitely be recommending to others too"
- Tara, Facebook
"I would just like to take this chance to say how amazing your website is. Diabetes is possibly one of the least sexy conditions to suffer from and your efforts to empower and allow women to still dress how they choose makes me feel so much better about the possibility of the pump."
"My order arrived in this morning's post. It is fabulous!! For four years I used a Velcro belt with bra pouch as I never knew you existed until recently when I was given a new pump by my local hospital.
Anyway, I just wanted to email you and say WOW! I love my new belt! And will be ordering more. Will you have other patterns/colours soon? I'll order white, but would like a nude/cream one if you start doing them??
Also, can you send me some more post cards so I can give them to the clinic nurses for their information board so more diabetic patient's on insulin pumps become aware? I can also pin to notice boards in the hospital and at my GP surgery.
Have a great day! And thanks for my lovely new pouch!"
- Yvonne, Swindon
"I have found your Hid-In Multiway Body Band really comfortable, discreet and useful since starting using a pump 3 weeks ago. I’ve ordered two more today.
I like the secure feeling of having the pump in the body band and I’m still experimenting with different positions for it, according to what I’m wearing and where I am.
The tips and ideas on your website are really helpful too. I’m definitely going to try to adapt some pockets as you suggest for access to the pump."
- Jenny B, Carshalton
"What a revelation! From something I didn't think would work, I've just placed an order for some more pairs (Pocket Panties) - I love them.
They are so comfortable, I really don't know that the pump is there. Whilst I love my Hid-In body bands - which have enabled me to become quite the queen of disguising my pump (pencil skirts, tight jeans, you name it, I can hide my pump in a body band) - the panties are something else. They really don't require any imagination to wear the pump, it is completely invisible, so comfortable and surprisingly practical.
Great design - many thanks!"
- Julie F, Leeds
"Got my Multiway Body Band yesterday - custom made as I'm a shorty! I have worn it, insulin pump in pocket, just under my bra all morning.
My family couldn't work out where I was wearing it and it hasn't slipped at all, despite lots of bending and picking up of my 1 yr old niece and a dog walk. I had my doubts but am very impressed and pleased!! Just need some warm weather so I can try it round my thigh with a skirt..."
- Lisa Shirt
"I received my multi-way belt (Multiway Body Band) today and I love it already. It is so comfortable, is more easily accessible than wearing it clipped to my bra and feels very secure. It means I can have the pump closer to the insertion site which means there is less risk of the tubing kinking or getting caught/tugged. Really pleased with it, thank you!
- Michelle S (Facebook)
"My Multiway Body Band arrived today and i'm so pleased with it! It made such a nice change to receive a hand written note from a human being, rather than standard splurge from a computer too! I've been type 1 diabetic since i was 3 (30 years now) and am finally going onto a pump after a long time of being hesitant because of the need to "wear" the device. Although i've not tried it yet, your product appears to remove so much of this problem and i'm really excited to try it out when i get my pump next week. Thanks so much"
- Sarah (Facebook)
"I love my Multiway Body Band. It's practical, no more catching tubes on, door handles, etc. It's comfortable. It's forgettable, in the best way! My husband thinks it's sexy! It's fantastic! Thank you."
- Allison B
"I LOVE my new pump belt (Multiway Body Band)! It's so comfortable and looks great! My insight pump fits perfectly and doesn't move around even when I'm out running. It is so brilliant I have just bought another. I would highly recommend getting one of you haven't already!"
- Alice W
"I love my new kit bag from you... Suprised how quick it came and how nicely it was package and with the little hand written note... and I love the little hearts. Do they (Kitbags) come in any other colour too? Keep up the fab work x "
- Georgina S
"Purchased my first pump hid-in pouch (Multiway Body Band). Have been searching for ages for an easy and prettier way to wear my insulin pump and this is the cutest nicest way I've found. Not put it on yet, be sure they'll be some pics when I do,but what lovely service, happy with pouch. Beautiful hand written letter, discounts and a sprinkling of hearts fell in my lap! And made me feel special Very happy!"
- Carla Louise Holbrough
"I honestly don't know how people cope without hid-in Multiway Body Bands!! Seriously - how do people do it!?"
- Annabel Church on Facebook
"Firstly I want to tell you how much my daughter loves the panties (Classic Pocket Panties) that you sent. So much so, that she has told me that she really would like to wear them all the time even on schooldays (instead of clipped on her school skirt) and also in the night. Until now, she has only been wearing the panties at the weekends. This would mean that I will need to buy more in order to keep up with the washing etc.
Thank you so much for producing this product that is so helpful. It has really made a difference to her attitude to the whole diabetes business and has removed all of her frustration that she was feeling at it sticking out of her clothes."
- Joanne M, Manchester
Diabetic Danica reviews pump accessories (including the Multiway Body Band!)
"I didn't realise how much I needed a body band. I have only had mine for a few weeks and love it! Even though I am a newbie pumper I had started to notice little things that got in the way which had not before, such as kitchen drawer handles (tubing getting wrapped around) and also when pump was in jean pocket sometimes going to the toilet had its added extra's...remember to either disconnect to pull down jeans or unwind the tubing. I don't have to remember any of this now! I really do forget I am wearing a pump. Thank you so much!!xx"
- Kelly C
"So we’re back from our holiday in Mauritius. I wore all 3 of the bikinis that you adapted for me and all 3 were great. My favourite was the gingham one - it felt very comfortable, secure and discrete, but all worked beautifully. While on holiday, we met someone else wearing a pump - my Insight was far more discrete in the bikinis.
Huge thanks to you and Kate once again - you did an amazing job"
- Julie, West Yorks
"What a fabulous company! I just rang for some advice and had the most fabulous conversation with Katie. She couldn't have been kinder with her time and advice. I wish more people cared as much about their customers!"
- Kate Forster
"Hid-In multi-way body band where have you been all of my pumping life!!
Finally a product made for a pump user by someone that know the daily struggles we go through. From the beautiful sleek black envelope arriving through the post to wearing the body-band for over a week now I am so impressed with this Hid-In product.
This body band has transformed my life as a pump wearer, it is soft and silky and I don’t even know I am wearing it. The fastener is easy to use and very secure and does not dig in at all. I have had the best night sleep in years as the pump is out of the way and secure and I am comfortable.
No longer does my pump fall out of my pocket when I go to the loo pulling on my cannula, no longer do I struggle to get dressed or undressed trying not to drop my pump, in one word this body band is FANTASTIC."
- Jilly, Cumbria
"Subject: Finally a good nights sleep (almost)
Message: Thank you, the body band has taken one obstacle away from a lovely sleep, it is so comfortable I have just bought my second"
- Fiona, County Durham
"You asked for feedback on the Multiway Body Band, so here it is. In a word, brilliant! I don't even know I'm wearing it whereas previously I had to remember the pump was attached to my trouser belt when undressing!
Getting a pump after 62 years of injections was great and your MBB was the icing on the cake! My satisfaction is confirmed by the fact that I have just submitted an order for two more!"
- Alan, Wiltshire
"I just wanted to say thank you for my black multi-way body band which arrived today. I had already bought a white one from you a few days before and was so pleased with it that I decided to order the black one too. I have had type 1 diabetes for 34 years now, since the age of 6, but only started on a pump (insight) a week ago so the change has been a little scary for me. Your body band is such a good idea and I have found it really comfortable to wear. Your website was recommended to me by a lady who I had my pump training with and who also purchased body bands from you recently. Thanks again"
"I am so happy to inform you that i received the lovely Multiway Body Band . It's more than expected, fits perfectly with my Medtronic Pump, comfortable materials, arrived with nice packaging. For me, It is the best pouches available in the market as i know!
Your products is highly recommended, i will share my wonderful experience to my friends and patients. and i will not forget your kind communication."
- Dr.Ahmed Ebishi, Saudi Arabia
"After 29 years of diabetes I'm now in the throes of getting kitted out with a pump. I felt I'd never fitted the criteria for pump therapy, until it was pointed out that feeling on such a knife-edge of anxiety about 'will I go low, have I wrecked another day?' every single minute of my life was perhaps not 'normal', and that my significant quality of life issues could be addressed with an insulin pump.
So, last Monday saw me in a pump education session at the diabetes centre. The day before that I ordered a Multiway Body Band, not really knowing what it would be like, but I loved the look and content of your website, so felt I was on the right track.
On Friday morning my husband was on the phone to the insurance company getting the pump covered and we were both surprised to be told that a pump is categorised as a 'disability aid'. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry - either way I thought about it for most of the day. Until I got home from work that day... Gorgeous black envelope on the mat. Full of heart confetti. And my belt. And a beautifully-written handwritten note. It was like opening one of those boxes you see in the films - y'know, gorgeous woman unwraps slinky silk pyjamas from a lover and her life is complete - that kind of thing. I'm serious.
My new slinky, soft, comfortable, 'because I'm worth it!', gorgeous pump belt is nothing to do with any kind of 'disability aid'. It's a lovely piece of new underwear, and I've been wearing it ever since. My pump is very comfy, and looking forward, like me - with trepidation - to its 'start date' of a week today. The thing is, thanks to that insurance rep, it's got an identity crisis. 'Disability aid' it certainly isn't!
Thank you so much. Very best wishes from a very-nearly-pumper"
- Rebecca H, Sussex
"Thanks so much for the great belt. This is just perfect for wearing to school and much more discrete than the belt we had before. Great design!"
- Amanda Smith, Mother, USA
"I have just received my order of 3 pump multiway body bands which I am really pleased with and thank you for the quick delivery. So much more comfortable than another belt I tried and hides it much better into my body which I prefer. Also the belt makes me feel safer and more confident in whatever i am doing. I have only just started using an insulin pump so this is all quite new to me and am sure I will be ordering more items in the future (a nude coloured multiband would be a good colour choice). The black stretch lace multiband is really lovely for special occasions or probably for wearing more often. From your own experience it is good to have someone who understands. Thank you very much."
"The parcel arrived on Saturday and both items are working really well :) I've only just started on a pump (I've been on injections for 20 years - diagnosed aged 4) so it's all really new. Your products have made it so much easier though and I was able to wear my pump to my 24th birthday party last week without having to change the dress I wanted to wear!!
Also everyone in my pump start group was very jealous of my multi-way body band so you'll definitely be getting some new orders for that soon! Thanks again for the work you do - it has made starting on a pump so much easier to deal with for me!"
- Annabel Church
"Just wanted to let you know that the multiway body band is great. I have been on the pump for only 3 weeks and my initial worry was that I would struggle to wear my usual clothes, particularly my dresses for work which are all close fitting. With the band I've been able to wear them all and not had to worry that the pump will fall out. I've ordered two more today!"
- Laura Beaumont
"Purchased this for my son (aged 11 and new to pumping). He is thrilled with it! It's discrete, super soft and easy to wear night and day. He is delighted with it - placed just right the white version looks like the top of some expensive Calvin Kleins! It makes getting dressed and undressed so much easier than having his pump clipped to his belt. We will be getting one in black too. Thanks Hid-In!"
"Having worn my last pump belt for a couple of years, I can honestly say that yours (Multiway Body Band) is a BIG improvement. The fastening mechanism is better as you don’t have to try and fasten Velcro behind your back (a huge bonus for a few reasons) and it feels a lot comfier to wear. Double thumbs up for the body band (though I expect you’ve heard that a lot!)"
- Andy Broomhead, Sheffield
"I cannot recommend the Multiway Body Band highly enough. Firstly, it is incredibly comfortable, important if you're wearing it practically 24/7 as I do. It's sleek, so I can hide it under any of my clothes and also adaptable so I can wear it around several areas of my body. And with no Velcro fastening there's no embarrassing crinkly noises I've experienced with other pump products! I find it washes well too (no bobbly bits) I have had my first one 7 months and it is still like new. I bought two more in different colours to match my outfits if I decide I don't want to hide the band under my clothing. And lastly, for all you mums to be out there, (or planning for the future) I am expecting my first child, and I feel this body band is a god send as I can still fit it comfortably around my growing bump, or under it whilst jeans and leggings and everything else feel far too tight!"
- Victoria Richardson
"It took a bit of getting used to having my pump at the front (in Pocket Panties) but once I had got used to it I really liked it! I have the bonus of having the Combo pump so having the remote meaning I didn't have to find my pump every time I needed to bolus. I had no issues with bolusing/connectivity to the pump. They also made it a lot less obvious that I wear my pump"
- Abby Baxter
Pocket Panties Review by Ninjabetic:
"I have been using this cleverly designed body band for my Insight pump since mid- July. It's a great design, and has enabled me to keep my pump safely and discretely close to my body and almost unseen. The bands are not bulky like other stretchy sports bands and are made of soft fabric so can be worn next to the skin with no problems. In the past I have ripped out numerous sets while my pump was in my pocket, when the line got caught on door knobs etc. No more! I have two, one on and one in the wash, and love them!"
"I've tried a number of pump belts, but this is easily the best one I've found. It's comfortable and discrete, but it's also secure. I wear one all the time and wherever I'm going and I always know my pump is safe. It's lightweight to wear and washes well. I wear it in different ways depending on the clothes I'm wearing - it fits under my jeans, under my bra, around my waist or hips etc. I have 2 - one black and one white, so any outfit, I'm good to go and the pump stays completely out of sight. I'd recommend it to men as well - it's completely unisex and highly recommended!"
- Julie F
"OMG these pants (Pocket Panties) are bloody brilliant! They work brilliantly under all my slinky work dresses."
- Sarah Crowther, London
"After 17 years of pump use and at last a belt that is so easy to attach, wash and hide. A perfectly designed simple, flexible comfortable NON BULKY belt, No Velcro nonsense in sight! Obviously designed by a pump user!"
- Carol Ann
"The Multiway Body Band is virtually unnoticeable worn with a shirt or T-shirt not tucked in – that’s both visually and also how it feels. It is easier to adjust around so there is less free tubing to get tangled.
We went to a gig the other night and it was definitely better having the pump hidden away, I really forgot that I was wearing it. It’s also more comfortable (unlike the belt clip) sitting on the sofa with my wife/kids on either side – for me and for them.
For 'heavy duty gardening' it's been much easier wearing the MBB, with the tubing hidden away so I don’t need to worry about snagging the tube or bashing the pump.
I thought I might use it as an option, but having tried it I would use it for preference for night time, weekends, going out, holidays etc.
I hadn’t expected that I would have such a clear preference for using it over the belt clip. And I’ve only had it for a week!"
- Andy Melling, London
"This is only my first morning in them (Pocket Panties) but it feels FANTASTIC!!!! can't believe how discreet it is and also how I don't even feel it's there (after getting use to it ) It's completely hidden away and will so help with my confidence and the usual attire I wear! This weekend is my birthday and I can’t wait to wear these with a fit & flare dress I’ve been avoiding because of the pump Can't thank u enough. What an incredible change this will have on me! It may only be "a pair of pants" but I honestly feel so much happier and confident today! Thank you!"
- Amy McIntosh
I now have two bands (Multiway Body Band) so I can have one on and one in the wash! I can truly say I have used it constantly since the day I received the first one, sooo comfy and much better than having to only use trousers & skirts etc with pockets, especially when the pockets aren't deep enough and you hear that clonk in the car - it's fallen out again! And as for the dangly line...... 'nuff said! Thank you for the brilliant idea!
- Ruth Gibbins, Herefordshire
An article about Hid-In by Sue Marshall, for the May 2015 edition of Desang Diabetes Magazine
(See page 10)
- Desang Diabetes Magazine is a brilliant online publication to help and inform the diabetic community
"Hi, I've just ordered another 2 (Multiway Body Band) I love them so much : ) I look forward to receiving them asap - these bands are so much better than any others I've tried"
- Carolyn Whitehurst, Staffordshire
"I just wanted to let you know I am really happy with my Multiway Body Band, I have worn it every day and night since I received it. It's so comfy, I barely notice I've got in on and it's much easier because I don't have to think where to put my pump now."
- Helen Smith, Chesterfield
"I just wanted to congratulate you on your fantastic products available for pump users. Having recently bought one Multiway Body Band, which arrived promptly and so beautifully presented I have just placed another order. The body band is so comfortable to wear and very well made, and so away from the medicalised pouches available elsewhere. I wish you every continued success with your business, and appreciate how fortuitous it is from my point of view, that a lingerie designer wears a pump! "
- Shiona Tasker, Dundee
Video review about the Multiway Body Band by Ninjabetic:
Received my Hid-In Band (Multiway Body Band) in the post today and after only wearing it for a couple of hours, it's already SUCH an improvement on previous pouches I've used. It's soft, streamlined and comfortable, and keeps my pump secure. I've had lots of issues in the past with my pump slipping out of other pouches - it's not a great look having a strange device swinging from your body when walking in public! Thank you for providing such a great service and product!!
- Gemma Parker, Bradford
"Thank you so much for my Hid-In belt (Multiway Body Band)! I wore it yesterday & it's so comfy I didn't know it was there until my alarm went off and my boobs vibrated! Hubby couldn't tell where it was. Really easy to do up and resize for me too. Thank you so much! xx"
- Jules Edwards @Jules1315
Jen’s Happiness Ten: April 2015
Feature about Hid-In by Miss Jen Grieves... Hid-In made her Happiness Top 10 for April 2015, Yey!
- Miss Jen Grieves writes Young Fun & Type 1, a blog about being exactly that...
"Hi, My mum bought me a black body band a few months ago and then you sent me a white one, I just want to say I am sooo very happy with my bands! I've tried bands before and never liked them and always went back to using a clip so I was a little sceptical when my mum told me she had bought me a band (Multiway Body Band) but I gave it a try anyway and haven't stopped using it since! It's so comfortable that I forget I'm wearing it at times, but not only that it has given me a massive confidence boost! Wearing a clip you could always see it sticking out but with the Hid-In I can wear anything and you can't see it! I love it, thank you!!"
- Charlotte Cribbes, Yorkshire
“It's a fantastic idea (Pocket Panties). Great product… Means I won't be tearing any more knickers from using the case with clip, Thank you”
- Daniella, Essex
"I received my multi body band (Multiway Body Band) 3 days ago, and I don't need more days to know that this is just wonderful! It is so soft, so comfortableand easy to wear, I just LOVE it. It's worth every penny, I'm very happy!"
- Stephanie Quevedo, USA
"Just looking @diarybetic's Hid-In pump pockets (Pocket Panties) YES to empowering T1 ladies! More more more of this is the way forward!"
- Jen Grieves @MissJenGrieves
"Just wanted to say how fantastic the mutiway band is (Multiway Body Band). It arrived today and even in the tightest bodycon work dress I can find a little spot for my pump. It's so comfy too. I will definitely be back to order more."
- Sarah Crowther, London
"Received my Hid-In Band (Multiway Body Band) in the post today and after only wearing it for a couple of hours, it's already SUCH an improvement on previous pouches I've used. It's soft, streamlined, comfortable, and keeps my pump secure. I've had lots of issues in the past with my pump slipping out of other pouches - it's not a great look having a strange device swinging from your body when walking in public! Thank you for providing such a great service and product!! xx"
- Gemma Parker, Bradford
"I have been loving the Hid-In belt (Multiway Body Band), especially at night. I used to put my pump in my pocket or clip it to my waist band, but it’d fall out or I’d get tangled in it, or it'd dig into when I rolled over, just enough to make my sleep a little restless. But now I sleep with it around my hips in the belt, and it is so snug that I have noticed I’m sleeping much more deeply."
- Hermione, London
“…I just wanted to say that I love the body band (Multiway Body Band) and it is soo helpful with the pregnancy, even more with all the hospital appointments and scans that I have to go to. I have it just above the bump and just under my boobs. So it's really easy to get too. I think the only thing I could say is does it come in another colour?!”
- Ladyice, 28, East London
“I would like to say that I love the belt holder (Multiway Body Band) it is really comfortable even when I slept with it. I would like to know if your thinking about doing any bra holders thanks x”
- Leila, London
"I wanted to tell you how wonderfully the belt (Multiway Body Band) worked for me, right depth, right look, didn't move one bit even though I danced for 4 hours last Friday night! I'm wearing the lovely pants (Pocket Panties) as we speak as my husband is taking me out for a pre-valentine dinner"
- Nelly, London
“I just love it!.. As a pump user of 15 years it has taken this long to find something just perfect to wear to bed. This comfortable, practical, neat and discreet pump belt (Multiway Body Band) was obviously designed with a pump users experience. No useless velcro fastening or insecure pump pocket.”
- Carol, Warlingham, Surrey
“I tried the belt (Multiway Body Band) and found it v useful. Good size pocket that secures pump. I can extend it to fit different areas so is good for a variety of body positions. I use it mainly around bra area, at back and across shoulder. Main advantage is it can be hidden and won't leave a bulge for figure hugging clothes. It washes really well and it feels lovely, silky soft and feminine, not ugly and like a medical support item"
- Georgina, Hornchurch, Essex
“As soon as I got it I put it straight on! It’s sooo versatile, I can adapt my outfits and not have to worry about my pump as it gives me soo many options!
I have a 5 month old baby boy and two dogs who keep me very busy and my last holder got in the way constantly! I can’t even feel this belt (Multiway Body Band) and since I put it on have forgotten I’m even wearing it ! This is a fabulous product that I highly recommend to any pump user.
Thanks for making pump wearing hassle free X"
- Sian Williams, Plaistow
"I've been T1 for a long time and since I got my first pump 4 months ago I've bought various holders to see which was the most comfortable, secure and discreet. On all fronts, the Multiway Body Band is my clear favourite. I wore it to travel to London for a business meeting. I was on and off trains and walking a lot and I couldn't have been more pleased. It felt secure and was very discreet. Even under a close fitting dress you couldn't see it was there.
Thank you for a great product!"
- Julie Fewkes, Leeds
"I would just like to say how great it is that you are making products for people with insulin pumps, especially as they are created by someone who knows what it's like to wear one.
The pants with the pocket (Pocket Panties) are very pretty, which is a rare thing in the world of diabetes accessories as most things look like medical equipment, not pretty or girly.
The Body Band (Multiway Body Band) is great to use, arrived so nicely packaged... and made in England too!
It's soft, comfortable and doesn't make me think of a medical accessory at all. What's really nice is that whilst being functional it also looks at home amongst my lingerie."
- Bethany Johnson, Doncaster