Insulin Pump?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by gochloe, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. gochloe

    gochloe New User

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    Hi everyone,

    Is anyone out there playing tennis using an insulin pump??

    Thanks
    michelle
     
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  2. LuckyR

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    If folks are playing tennis the way I play, I would be concerned that the line would pull out, besides the need for insulin during heavy exercise should be close to zero anyway.
     
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  3. pr0n8r

    pr0n8r Rookie

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    My wife uses an insulin pump. She usually removes it when we hit. I think she has a tendency to go low when she exercises, not high.
     
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  4. jrod

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    I use an insulin pump but I never wear it while playing. I agree with LuckyR in that if your sugar levels are in control and you've balanced levels before playing the need for insulin during play should be minimal. I am usually more concerned about my blood sugar level dropping too low during exercise. I usually test 2-3 times per 2 hour session and make adjustments by varying what I drink (water/accelerade/juice).

    Some of the new insulin pumps now have Continuous Glucose Monitoring capability built in where they can give you a real-time blood sugar level (1x per minute). Conceptually this is ideal but the technology is immature and there are a host of problems (calibration, false/positive/negatives, reaction to sweat, etc.). Hopefully in a couple of years they will make this more functional.
     
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