This group is for people that play roller derby or that would like to, or who are just fans of it.
Latest Activity: Mar 31
Started by Missy. Last reply by LadyD Mar 31.
Hi everyone! I'd been with the Killer Dolls since February of this year. I still in baby steps and I still need to mature a lot as a player...even though I still have not played a jam yet.
I hate it when I get the scrapes and injuries because it means I will be on time off sort of until it heals completely and I love being on skates! The energy and the rush! Although I do not like those low glucose episodes after a huge intensive practice filled with adrenaline! Good thing is I always carry a small snack for those episodes.
My advise will be is to have with you to practice a mini first aid kit, the glucometer,small size snacks, your pump( you to talk with your specialist about this) or insulin or meds at hand if require. And be open about your condition do not hide it out!
Oh, forgot something. My main concern is having an infusion riped out. Any advice on preventing this?
I am looking into playing derby. Looks like most of you have an insulin pump. My blood sugar has a tendency to drop when I m exercising so I think I will continue to have the same issue. Any advice for a newbie to derby and skating?
Thanks Leigh, I talked to my diabetes educator and she recommended I try not wearing it while participating in Derby activities so I think I'll give it a shot. I'm glad to hear that you don't spike much without it, though I've read a few articles about adrenaline and how that may be a factor in spikes so I guess it will be something I'll just have to watch for. I am from Toledo, Ohio and will be trying out for the Glass City Rollers this fall. Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
Hi LadyD! The group is small and does not have a lot of action, because I'm guessing there aren't a lot of roller derby playing diabetics. But so glad to see the group grow, little by little! I am on the pump and have been since before starting roller derby back in 2004. I'm still playing and still love it more than ever!
So I can tell you what I do, but it may not be the BEST advice, but it works for me, enough.
I wear my pump all the time except for when we are doing contact drills (hitting each other or falling) or if we are scrimmaging or if I am playing in a game. When it's off, I'm exercising, so my blood sugar usually does not spike. Then when I finish the activity, I just put the pump back on, check my blood sugar and correct if necessary. But I also eat a snack. Depending on my blood sugar, I may or may not dose for the snack.
I also have a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, and I thought that would help a lot, but I sweat so much when I exercise, that I can't the thing to stay in (or keep the tape down).
Where are you from and what team might you try out for? I'm in Raleigh, NC and play for the Carolina Rollergirls.
I encourage you to try it. You can do it!! Leigh (aka Eva Lye)
I see that this group has been inactive for a while, but thought I'd give it a chance. I'm looking to try out for my local roller derby team, but am concerned about being on the pump.I'm new to the pump (2 weeks). Have any of you skated successully in bouts while wearing the pump or do you bolus for the the time the pump will be off? Any advice,pumping or general derby tips, would be greatly appreciated.
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