I can understand you not wearing the pump while on-stage, but with the “quick release” on the Medtronic infusion sets your pump is easily removed during performance. What type performance do you do? You may know that this year Miss New Hampshire competed in the bathing suit exposure while wearing her pump. Last year, Miss [I think] Colorado did the same.
I have found that my pumps, I’m now on my third Minimed model, have given me much freedom especially when traveling for business with erratic mealtimes. I too refused switching to a pump; I was first offered one in the 1980s when the pump was more restrictive and the sice of a large wall phone.
I don’t use the CGM with my pump but wish that I could; I’m waiting for Medicare to “wake up” and at least subsidize some of the cost - right now a monthly supply of VGM is about 150% of my Social Security check.