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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Warrior Dash

Started by kphil06. Last reply by MKSSS Apr 9. 2 Replies

Frustrations while exercising

Started by Benjamin McLaughlin. Last reply by Ethan Feb 23. 7 Replies

Protein Supplements

Started by boshra. Last reply by Alycat Jan 5. 15 Replies

Fitness Trackers

Started by CoachBJ. Last reply by CoachBJ Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Morning Workouts vs Afternoon Workouts

Started by The Ecksfactor. Last reply by Bob Oct 18, 2013. 7 Replies

Suggestions for pumping and exercise

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by David Eddy Aug 13, 2013. 11 Replies

River Tubing Adventure!

Started by PhDiabetes. Last reply by Andy Jul 17, 2013. 2 Replies

Ketotic Sport Training

Started by Bob. Last reply by garidan Jun 12, 2013. 25 Replies

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Comment by Jerry Nairn on March 11, 2014 at 8:38am

Hi, Elyssia,
Yes, there are dancers here. Go to the "groups" menu at the top, select "more groups", then search for "dance"
I could have listed some of the groups here, but thought it would be better if you found the ones you wanted.

Comment by Elyssia on March 10, 2014 at 4:04pm
Does anyone know of a group specifically for diabetic dancers? If not this would probably be the best group to find them! I would love to connect and share the ideas and challenges we encounter with this exciting lifestyle.
Comment by Ethan on February 28, 2014 at 6:55pm

Looking for new inspiration! I used to be very athletic (swimming, water polo, ocean racing etc.) Currently I'm in the middle of creating a new routine exercise program for myself as its been over 15 years since I've had a regular exercise routine as I did when I was competing.

Comment by CoachBJ on October 19, 2013 at 3:45pm
Thanks for all of the information! I enjoyed reading back through the discussions. I train pretty hard. Besides working out with the elite age-group athletes I coach, I swim, bike, run, and do other strength training. As my honeymoon comes to an end I'm constantly making changes. I just started basal injections after my LADA diagnoses 3.5 years ago. It's a relief to know I'm not dealing with this alone.
Comment by Jorge on September 3, 2013 at 10:47am
I am a T1 and have been using the OmniPod for almost a year. I play Underwater Hockey several times a week. This is a sport played fully underwater with fins & snorkel pushing the puck while at 7 ft depth, there is plenty of contact and so I have devised the following strategy to be able to play while wearing the pod uninterrupted.

Location: Use the pod exclusively on the back of arms or front of legs.
Protection: Wrap the pod with athletic elastic (Ace bandage) starting from top to bottom, make sure the tape overlaps itself.
Securing it: Secure the Ace Bandage with duct-tape. Wrap duct tape around making sure to make it slightly tighter right above and right below the pod's location.

This setup allows me to play during practices or competition, typically I will wrap before the start of the competition day and keep it on for the duration of the day (9 am - 5 pm) without much problem.

If the pod is coming loose, I apply Mastisol around the edge of the pod to prevent it from falling.

For tournaments I only use the pod on the back of my arms, as it is easier to secure there.

I hope this is useful to someone out there.
Comment by blueyes on May 21, 2013 at 6:19pm

well started back at the gym took it easy only did 30 min, but its a start. took my sugar before dinner and i was at 112. ate some salmon mashed potatoes,and took my glip-side. went and worked out came back and my sugar was 102. will check in a hour

Comment by Mari on April 7, 2013 at 2:47pm

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Comment by MikeMack on March 22, 2013 at 9:27pm

I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but what has been your experience mountain Biking with an OmniPod? Just started on mine about a month ago. I've road biked with it and did fine, but a little more concerned about mountain biking. Any thoughts?

Comment by acidrock23 on February 14, 2013 at 4:00pm

This chart is pretty handy and I've used it as kind of the theoretical model while running 7x 1/2 marathons and 2x fulls plus lots of training runs since 2009, when I began running regularly. I know I've seen it online but haven't been able to find it so I took a pic of the one in Think Like a Pancreas.

The conversions work for basal or bolus adjustments. Moderate intensity for 31-60 minutes, adjust your basal down to 67% normal or have a snack and bolus for 67% the regular amount. I don't do that much snacking and have found that 8-12g of carbs/ 3-5 miles usually covers my needs pretty well. I get home from work and if I'm 85-90, I'll toss down a glass of skim milk, probably 10G of carbs, get dressed and start on a 3 mile run and get the "Predicted High" alert on my CGM, run and, as I get close to home, I'll see the "Predicted Low"

Sometimes, I get thrown off by CGM variance but it is something that I think I've gotten better at with practice. I usually run 3-4 days/ week and do strength training (pushups/ pullups/ crunches) on off days, mixing in bicycling when I can when it's not winter in Chicago.

I usually try to get my BG to around 120 for the start of a race but have a lot of issues getting cranked up on adrenaline before races that seem to make my BG run up while I'm waiting in the corral. I would suspect that team sports might have the same effect? I would think goalie would be a great position but would probably be adrenaline-filled due to the stress, infrequency of goals, etc. At least you could keep your meter and snacks by the post!

Comment by Nyadach on February 14, 2013 at 3:29pm

This is quiet a handy site also for info:


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