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.
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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 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
Comment by etta amy on November 19, 2010 at 10:23am
Nope, both are pens. No refrig. needed.
Comment by jm on November 19, 2010 at 10:22am
you still have to carry the insulin with you, at least the humalog, so you can eat whenever you you own a frio bag? by the best $25 ever spent for carrying about insulin, totally reusable and great for hiking, camping,etc..all you have to do is wet the bag, and then for 4-5 days, not have to worry about insulin going bad..
Comment by etta amy on November 19, 2010 at 10:10am
I use a flexpen with penfills (humalog and lantus) so I don't need to use syringes or carry insulin. It's ok for now.
Comment by jm on November 19, 2010 at 9:50am
you are right on the money there..the pump helps avoid those issues...Lantus or Levemir, never acts 24hours in i had to do some tricky things to get my 24 hour coverage...why u not on the pump?? it really is not as cumbersome/difficult as i imagined..i thought it would detract from my "lifestyle', but now it has actually improved, it is so easy to connect and disconnect, and yes, it will have a "hangup" thing every once in a while, but the fact that i dont have to carry my frio bag with needle everywhere and worry about 2 insulin bottles when it is every 4 days and sometimes 5 before i change the sites and i love it...wish i would have done it years ago..

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