Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by gochloe, Jul 29, 2008.
Is anyone out there playing tennis using an insulin pump??
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.
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.
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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