"I have a SpiBelt and clip the leather case that came with my Dex to the strap of the belt. Easy to put Dex in the for runs and easy access when I want to check it. For things like softball, I just put Dex in the SpiBelt.
I always where the sensor…"
"I used the MM/Dexcom setup for a while before switching to an Animas pump.
I tried the MM CGM for a while and simply hated it - painful and not accurate or reliable for me. I didn't like the idea of having 2 separate systems at first, but the…"
"I swim with my Dex (the sensor) on all the time and it is just fine. I think the only thing you may need to look out for is in hot water like in a hot tub. But even then, I'm not sure if that's a problem."
"Congrats on the DexCom. You will love it... I know I do.
1) If you have someone that can help you with the insertion, I think the back of the upper arm is the best place for the site. I completely forget that it's there.
2) I wear mine until…"
"I definitely don't keep my infusion set in that long either! I mostly use the tegaderm for my CGM sensor. That I aim for 14+ days.
I no longer run without my pump. I take it off the clip and put it in my spibelt. If I synch the belt down tight…"
"Thanks. I hadn't heard of Tegaderm (nor have I ever kept the infursion set in for sooo long - 4 days is tops).
Regarding hour 2, that's pretty much my experience (that's when I get to mile 14, more or less). But it's great to…"
Hey Gary, My daughter runs alot also. She was dx'd in 2006 during her finals at UCONN. She now live near
charleston, SC. Her user name in Jillavieve. Look her up. She always has questions about running with T1.
Been reading through more of your posts and links--thanks! This may be a dumb question, but when you talk about your IOB (insulin on board), how do you calculate that? Does your pump tell you, or is it just based on how much you've bolused?
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