I'm not really a triabetic but I did recently seriously upgrade my exercise regimen (including running several times a week)
I thought that if anyone knew the best way to efficiently carry all the stuff a diabetic needs to carry while exercising (running especially) it would be the illustrious folks on this forum.....I'd really appreciate a suggestion or two or a link to a thread that has covered this before......Absolute minimum to carry: omnipod pdm and test kit and dex 4 tabs plus an iphone for my tracking program and favorite tracks....



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I feel you Jay and its a work in progress for me. My latest blog post addresses some of my methods- check it out@ www.repthebetes.com.
Thanks, Aaron...looks like a great blog...I'll keep reading:)
Hey, Jay,
I have a blog at: http://t1d-runner.blogspot.com
Even if you don't find my blog interesting, there is a section there titled "Infusion Sites" which lists blogs of dozens of other diabetic athletes.
Thanks Jerry...cool, looks like you've been blogging for quite a while! Very informative....


in the spirit of things, even though it's not related to running, here's my blog/website, for anyone interested in guitar and classical guitar in particular...no betes on there for now. Cheers.

There are of course lots of solutions. Take a look at RaceReady LD shorts. They have all kinds of convenient pockets. Another thing a lot of people use are SpiBelts. They look small, but stretch to carry as mucha as you could possible need.
I'm doing the Havasu Tri tomorrow and trying something new for me. I'll have my Dexcom CGM receiver in an iPod carrier on my arm, so I can almost check my blood sugar trend as easily as checking my watch.
Good luck!
thanks, Jerry, good tip....I'll take a look at those shorts and SpiBelts

Maybe an Ipod carrier too...

I've just been carrying the iphone in one hand and a knit bag in the other with everything else...

next step, checking blood sugar while running, right? (no CGM)

Good luck on your event tomorrow!!!!
Jay- amphipod makes some nice products as well. Got a new belt today in fact. Good luck at Havasu Jerry!




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