Any ideas on how to wear an insulin pump while figure skating? Have a Spi Belt which is great but doesn't stop the pump from bouncing around while doing jumps. Thanks.

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Why not just take it off? Is the skating session longer than an hour or so? Because if it's not, then removing it isn't an issue, particularly if you give a snack w/bolus before hand.

If it is longer than, say, 2 hours, what you can do is, when they stop for a water break, hook the pump back on, have some juice & bolus for it, then take it off again — that way, there is insulin still in the system but the pump is not on the body. If lows are a concern, only bolus half the juice carbs.

My 6-year-old just started gymnastics last week, and for obvious reasons (tumbling) can't keep his pump on him. We did exactly what I described — snack before the class started w/bolus and took pump off. I found him low at the halfway point and gave juice without a bolus — and it worked just fine, he was 84 at the end of the hour.

Thanks Elizabeth, we'll give it a try.

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