I recently started Brazilian Jiujitsu training on top of my traditional Jiujitsu training. There was a lot more intense body contact than I was used to, so it took me a while to find the right amount of tape to keep my Omnipod from falling of ;)
But I always place my pod on my stomach when I have a training day coming. On the back is way too uncomfortable, because you lie on your back a lot. I have had the pod on my arm for a couple of times, but the infusion set almost always got ripped out of my arm, even if I used half a rol of tape...
Now the only time the pod really bothers me is when someone pushes a knee on my belly, because I get really nasty bruises from the pod itself (and not from the infusion set).
I had to change to another dojo about half a year ago because my old trainer didn't like the idea of some 'sick' girl with an infusion set at his training. I couldn't convince him that I just had to get used to trainig with an insulin pump (at that time I just got on the pump), that people with diabetes can do contact sports and that it certainly couln't harm any of the other people training with me.
So I changed to another dojo and my new trainer really tries to understand what diabetes means and doesn't treat me any different than the other people. Except the privilege to drink some energy drink during the training of course :P
But have any of you had problems with a trainer who was afraid of 'sick' people with infusion sets?
Thanks for taking part!!!
Never worked with a teacher who seemed "afraid", a couple of classmates, one or two peers who were afraid of hurting the toy/its parts. If I were foolish enough to place it in such a way it was/became a primary target, O said shame on me... it was a perfectly valid target!!!!
NEVER found a place it was good/safe to attach mine. The clip was never designed for that kind of contact. Heck even more pleasurable-intimate contact (mar-I-tal) never got in the way which mart-I-al contact always did.
We were rarely on the ground to the degree you folks are, but we did/do so to explore/examine things. Technically speaking your art uses an extradordinary amount of leverage, hyper-extension, dislocation technically correct? Not too much atemi, not too many ballistic blows per se, correct?
What's your take as a jujitsu practitioner, would a pump be compatable with our Judo, or Aikido cousins???