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Wearing a pump during softball

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Apr 14, 2013. 1 Reply

Hey there guys! I am a softball player at high school level and I was wondering what to do with my pump. I have been just taking it off for games but sometimes they last too long and my sugar goes…Continue

Wearing sites on your thigh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Apr 16, 2013. 11 Replies

I've had diabetes (type 1) for 9 years and have been wearing a pump for about 6 years but I have always been afraid to put a site on my thigh. I always wonder if it will hurt more or if the insulin…Continue

 

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Jo replied to Sam Preston's discussion 'Who has Kik?' in the group Teenagers With Type 1
"You can kik me at jcava :)"
Jul 9
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Sep 27, 2013
Amy replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I point it so the tubing goes down your leg, so the cannula pointing up. That way if I'm not thinking about it I don't tear it out by catching my pants on the tubing when I take them off."
Apr 16, 2013
Annabella replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"If you are using an angled set in your thigh (as opposed to the straight in 90degree one) do you put it in so the cannula is horizontal or vertical, i.e. side to side or pointing down?"
Apr 16, 2013
Robbie replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I just recently started using my thigh as well! I think I've had 4 infusion sets -- 2 on each thigh now. 3 of them were great. The absorption seemed to be quite good and it also seemed to be a convenient location for tube management. I had one…"
Apr 16, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing a pump during softball'
"I used to wear my pump for Tae Kwon Do, just kind of tucked into my abdomen, on my belt kind of tucked alongside of my abdomen. It was pretty out of the way. I fell on it a couple of times but no problems. It would probably only be a problem to do…"
Apr 14, 2013
Jo posted a discussion

Wearing a pump during softball

Hey there guys! I am a softball player at high school level and I was wondering what to do with my pump. I have been just taking it off for games but sometimes they last too long and my sugar goes up. Is there any comfortable way to wear a pump and still play softball efficiently?See More
Apr 14, 2013
Jo replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"Thanks very much guys! I will totally try it out once softball season is done!"
Apr 14, 2013
Don replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"Worth trying for sure. I recently tried about 10 different sites on my thighs and had to give it up. The sites absorbed fine and I loved the locations but by day 3 they would all hurt and it took a week for the redness and swelling underneath to…"
Apr 7, 2013
Spock replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I sleep on my side, so have to put it towards the front or back; otherwise it hurts to lay on it. I have seen no difference in effectiveness. I took insulin shots on my thighs for 40 years."
Apr 6, 2013
Amy replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I find they can be more painful but thy aren't always and that my absorption is much slower unless I'm walking a lot. I found that if I wanted to eat out or knew I wasn't having a super predictable day that they weren't worth the…"
Apr 6, 2013
christy replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I've never had much success with my thigh, but as you can see several others have. It just feels a little uncomfortable to me, and I don't seem to get as good of absorption. But it doesn't hurt to try, and if you can successfully do…"
Apr 5, 2013
Korrie replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I have no problem with using my thigh. I did wind up having to use a angeled insertion set on my thigh instead of a straight in secondary to weight loss and the straight in insertion set, even the 6mm would not work as effectively. In the summer, I…"
Apr 5, 2013
TeeBee replied to Jo's discussion 'Wearing sites on your thigh'
"I prefer using my thigh, works just fine. I will caution against putting the site under the seam of your jeans, however."
Apr 5, 2013
Jo replied to Caren's discussion 'New to this website!' in the group Teenagers With Type 1
"HEY! My name is Jo and I'm 15 as well! I have a Medtronic pump too. I was diagnosed at age 6 so I guess we are pretty similar, huh? I came to this website very recently and I really just want to know other teens with diabetes too since I…"
Apr 5, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Have friends who have the same issues as me.
Date diagnosed
July 11, 2003
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
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Medtronic Minimed
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I love horseback riding and shooting my bow and arrow. I'm not actually sure I put the right month and day for when I was diagnosed. But I know I was in 1st grade.

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At 12:18am on December 7, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 10:57pm on December 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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At 9:13pm on December 6, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Jo!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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As you know, there are groups here for young people with diabetes, such as the one you've joined, and since college isn't too far down the road for you, you may want to check THIS one out as well....
"College Students with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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