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Yoga with a CGM

A support group for those of us dealing with the challenges of wearing a CGM while maintaining a yoga practice.

Location: U.S.A.
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Apr 7

Diabetes Forum

Is Bikram Yoga compatible with our technology(ies) ???

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Feb 13. 4 Replies

Was asked (at a different site), whether "Hot Yoga" aka Bikram Yoga was compatible with diabetic technology(ies), whether CGM's, pumps, or even using our meters...If the environment is 105 degrees…Continue

Tags: technology, CGM, meter, pump, yoga

Any asana (postures) harder BECAUSE we are diabetics?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Feb 13. 5 Replies

Simple question, not CGM per se, (apologies for that).We all know that certain conditions are common because we are diabetics; Hammer toes, frozen shoulders, trigger fingers... never guaranteed but…Continue

Tags: pranayama, problems, posture, asana, hatha-yoga

Dexcom came off in yoga!

Started by elizabetta. Last reply by jm Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has a fix for this: My Dexcom came out in the standing series in yoga last night. Granted I was on my 6th day wearing it so the tape was not super sticky, but I…Continue

Hot Yoga while on Metformin...

Started by elizabetta. Last reply by lisa c Sep 16, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi everyone, back again! I recently began using Metformin with my Tandem t:slim AND Dexcom. I'm excited to be trying this new combination as a T1. However, I have read that dehydration can accelerate…Continue

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Comment by WES on April 7, 2015 at 5:41am

Hi, I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and did my first 200hr. teacher training about a year ago. I've had type 1 counting this month for 19 years. I wear my insulin pump on my waist. I find it easy to move around when needed. Also I have a bag that has my cgm and meter right next to my mat. I teach this way as well as practice in classes this way. I don't silence it unless I'm going into savasana and my numbers have been running a bit high. One of my yoga friends says she actually likes the familiarity of the beeps in class. And this is a contemplation for me during how can I love the beeps even when my mind thinks they are disruptive. It is never as disruptive to others as I my mind will say it is. I practice Para yoga which is a combination of classical yoga and the himilayan tradition. It can be quite demanding at times and I do experience low blood sugars from time to time in class. at these times I will sit on my mat and eat glucose tablets and begin to deep breath to calm my nervous system. This keeps me connected with the class i'm taking (not teaching).

Comment by lisa c on April 6, 2015 at 4:01pm

I am a yoga instructor. I usually keep the transmitter right next to mat while teaching. Also have a pump so always doing shfting of gadgets. Its my class so I do not worry about beeps and disruptions. I insert on abdomen and it never seems to get in the way. However, when taking a teacher training, I sometimes turn it off. If long workshop. I will check it at
a break.

Comment by etta amy on April 6, 2015 at 2:36pm

Hi Cherise. I wear my CGM on the top of my arm, a few inches below the shoulder. It rarely gets in my way. I keep the receiver next to my mat. Also, I make it a habit of letting instructors know about my sensor and CGM.

Comment by Cherise Peterson on April 6, 2015 at 2:18pm
Just to introduce myself. I'm Cherise. October of this year will be 15 years of me having Type 1. I was diagnosed junior year of high school. I'm currently studying to become a yoga instructor but have ran into some issues with cgm placement while practicing. Hoping for some ideas on good places to place the sensor and receiver.
Comment by sivaram on April 25, 2013 at 4:07am

I learned yoga. But i wont get time to do practice. Now-a-i am unable to stretch my body. Therefor regular practice is necessary. I dont know what is CGM and pump. Please explain

Comment by lisa c on February 2, 2013 at 3:47am

I do exact same thing. pump on waist and CGM next to mat. Pump on waist band allows for easy moving it while in pocket, a little more unbalanced. I too have glasses issues. Optomitrist adjusted them few times and now they sit fine while bending, inversions, etc. Its great you have taken to the Flow!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 1, 2013 at 6:48pm

Just to introduce myself to those who don't already know me. I have T1, and have been on a pump for 14 years, and CGM for about 2 years. I just started doing yoga, and am not a superstar, but what I like about it is that I don't need to be. So far, I'm just wearing baggy jeans and a t-shirt, and not having any problems. I keep my Dex monitor next to me beside the mat, and the pump stays in my pocket. I do sometimes feel the sensor, but not really a problem. I'm actually having more problems with my glasses than with my D equipment!

Comment by jm on November 19, 2010 at 10:45am
that is nice, i didnt want to step on ur shoes...but i had the problem of going to soccer tournaments with the girls team i coached in florida, and thought just dropping my pen in my pocket or having it sit by itself in the car...and just having heat and humitidy around all the time...was driving me crazy, this was life b4 the Dexcom...i even wear my pump in Bikram yoga 3 times a week and no problem with heat there..
Comment by etta amy on November 19, 2010 at 10:35am
Both the flexpen and lantus prefilled pens say no refrig necessary once they're in use. I work from home so they are mostly just sitting around. When I go out to eat, they're in my bag. Never gets very warm.
Comment by jm on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am
not sure if i agree with that comment(please dont hate me for this), because i had a type1 carry his pen in his suit coat pocket all day long and the body temp and inside his jacket was approx 96 degrees or higher in some court rooms..and then insulin was losing its potency..yes, if the pen is left alone and just sits in your home all day, i would say yes..but you have to be careful that the pen is not getting exposed to temperature, b/c i then thought my sugar is high?? why, i increased my insulin just be careful when you carry the pen out and about...dont want to see somebody else have same problems ..ciao

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