Athletic Diabetics


Athletic Diabetics

For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.

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Joining the Track Team

Started by PhDiabetes. Last reply by PhDiabetes Feb 27. 9 Replies

Any marathoners out there?

Started by Mallory. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 10. 3 Replies


Started by valentine. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 5. 1 Reply

CGM benefits sports?

Started by Bailey. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 4. 10 Replies

Metformin and long workouts

Started by Tenliv. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 4. 2 Replies

Hot yoga highs?

Started by Katie J.. Last reply by DonB Dec 21, 2014. 10 Replies

What to do with pump while mountain biking?

Started by Adam Thompson. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Dec 13, 2014. 6 Replies

Swimming and Feeling Low

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Siri Oct 10, 2014. 8 Replies

Frustrated once again with workout lows

Started by Elyssia . Last reply by Elyssia Oct 8, 2014. 9 Replies

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Comment by Kim on October 14, 2014 at 7:37am

that's 130bg after, not 10bg

Comment by Kim on October 14, 2014 at 7:32am

its such a science to figure all this out isn't it? gosh, I found my "sweet spot" no pun intended in the evening after work. if I play my cards right with my lunch time dosage im good to run 3-4 miles after work around 6pm. I have no insulin running around in there and occasionally run higher but im so fearful of lows id rather run higher. usually when I start running its about 250bg and after around 10bg then can creep up after but I usually take insulin and eat dinner. it wasn't easy getting to this point and went really high after runs there for awhile. I am now going to attempt a morning run but have a call into my endo for suggestions on food insulin etc with this. I know if I wake up at an ok bg it will go high quickly. any suggestions? or anybody find it ok to take small amount of insulin with small amt of food then run?

Comment by Lisa L. on October 13, 2014 at 7:08pm

I used Medtronic pumps for over 12 years and in Feb 14 changed to an AccuCheck Combo system due to insurance. I would do anything for a new Medtronic with CGM. I have found that pumps are only so good- no matter what the maker, Any pump will rely heavily on the programming by the user. Add exercise to that and there needs to be more work than one would anticipate. Add a CGM to the mix and it removes so many variables with heavy exercise, I'm with jm's comment below, I would almost rather have the CGM and do injections than have a pump with no CGM.

Comment by MKSSS on October 13, 2014 at 5:45pm

I have the medtronic 523 and I'm happy with it. I don't have CGM because my insurance doesn't cover it, but I like having it for working out. I can turn my basal insulin down while I work out or just remove the pump all together. Some people can't do that and actually need more insulin for working out and that's nice because then you can adjust your basal rate up. While I do like my pump it does slightly irritate me that it's a lot bigger and heavier than the newer models coming out. The T-slim looks awesome. But be warned it is A LOT of work at the outset.

Comment by jm on October 13, 2014 at 3:46pm

my feeling also, if I only had to do one, I would just get the dexcom and continue doing shots, like I did for a long time, and my sugars were great because of ability to see the trend with the dexcom during and after exercise.. I like the Dexcom because of its accuracy has gotten better each new version.. I like the dexcom because it is free of any cords and you can easily slip into any pocket and when I glance to look at it nobody knows what it is.. very simple to use and it is not attached to any cord

Comment by Katie J. on October 13, 2014 at 1:50pm

Lance - You will likely get every single pump maker mentioned in this feed (a lot of varying opinions and experiences!) I use the Medtronic pump and the Dexcom CGM. I am happy w/ both - but as someone who also does heavy exercise, may I suggest that you may find a CGM more valuable than a pump. I've had my pump for more than a decade, but just got my Dexcom a few months ago and it has completely changed my dosing and strategy around T1/exercise management. Seeing the trends of how your BG is reacting to varying forms of exercise is invaluable in adjusting your dosing. It's also saved me from annoying post-HIIT highs that I used to always get. (If you're convinced a pump is the right decision for you vs. CGM vs. both - what I like about my pump: easily stick it into my pocket, can adjust basal delivery rates as needed for exercise, can make impromptu decisions to go exercise and adjust accordingly.)

Comment by Lance on October 13, 2014 at 1:07pm

Greetings. I was diagnosed with LADA as an adult a few years ago and have now been taking insulin injections for about a year. I am thinking of converting to a pump. I am an avid runner and gym rat. I don't do much swimming or play contact sports anymore. Anyone have a suggestion as to which pump would be best for those that exercise frquently and sometimes for long durations? Or suggestions for which pumps to stay away from?


Comment by rmfrench603 on September 3, 2014 at 9:17pm

Hi piggy, if you Google Ultimate Direction hydration belts, they've got a wide selection that has various color styles and more importantly, multiple zippered pockets of varied sizes. The one I got has been discontinued, but I love it--2 water bottle holsters (I use one for sports drink, one for water, and 4 zippered compartments. Plenty of room for my Omnipod, Dexcom, smartphone, wallet, Smarties, and more. Mine is bigger than some others they offer but that's what I chose. Check them out

Comment by piggy on September 3, 2014 at 7:54pm

I am looking for something to go around my waist to hold my pump,CGM and some carbs when I run. Does anyone know anything that works well?

Comment by miketosh on July 1, 2014 at 9:00am

WOW! I went to High School with him. If I had only known it was him, I could have kept him company for a clip. He got burnt to a crisp on his shoulder blades. I'll have to see if I can dig up his email address.


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