No kidding! Being waterproof was a big reason (among a million others lol) why I chose animas.
But you'll always have omnipod for those times so you're covered!
Does the animas have a communicating CGM system?
Can't they just make a pump with every feature! jeeze
I know! Each one has it's pros and cons. Animas does have integration with Dexcom but it's only available in Europe. It'll be on it's way to the states soon...I hope! It's called the Animas Vibe.
hi There read your blog a bit, my 11 year old is a dancer and on omnipod, pump is working well for the most part, but she still has low's during class that are preventing her from dancing her best, just breaks my heart... first competition this weekend and we really don't know what to do with her basal,,, any words of advice? it will be half stretching and waiting with bursts of runthroughs and performances ( 3 minutes) we tried a bit up from her regular class and rehearsal rates ( 50% decrease on basal) and she ended up getting low on that...
I bet that is fustrating. I think something like that just takes trial and error. When I am walking all day (six flags...zoo..ect) I set my basal to -75% and still sometimes have a low. When I go to the gym I just eat 25 carbs before and that usually is fine.
Thanks! I hope you enjoyed my blog.
I absolutely understand having lows (and highs) get in the way of dancing. I've had many a time that my artistic director or fellow dancers force me to sit down and I feel awful watching them dance without me.
What works for me is reducing my boluses by 50% if I am eating close to a ballet class, rehearsal or workout. In addition to that I reduce my basal. Rehearsals are stressful so I only reduce my basal by 30% for ballet since the adrenaline kicks in. Regular workouts like pilates would be a 50% reduction and high intensity cardio like running or swimming would be a 75% reduction. I also make sure that about an hour before a workout I eat something with 15g carbs as well as some protein. If I eat too close to working out I sometimes will have my blood sugar go too high.
This evil plan seems to keep my bg's steady 90% of the time, which is as good as it'll ever get for me!! I hope that helps a little. If you ever have any dance/diabetes questions I'll do my best to help.
I wear the pod on my hips and back and clothing loose enough not to be a problem.