I recently got the omnipod and I haven't played any softball games or hardcore practices in it yet. When i play i am always diving and sliding in every chance possible. This is my first season being a diabetic which makes me pretty nervous, so if anyone is out there to help, I would love to hear from you!

 

Thanks! :)

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Comment by melindalaw on December 31, 2010 at 5:06am
I have been pumping since 1997. When I had the Omnipod, I would try to wear it so it was covered by clothing, since I also did not want it to move while I was doing anything. I  used it when I would motocross and placed it on my abdomen since my clothing covered it. It did not come off. Sometimes I would put an IV 3000 tape over it, just in case. I really liked it on my arm, but did not use it there when I was on the bike. Now that I am back to a Medtronic I just put it in my sports bra when I run, bike, or motocross. That is how I raced also. I encourage you to  enjoy softball as much as possible. Every time I go out there, having had Diabetes for 50 years, I love the feeling I get from whatever sport I am doing. It is almost as if we are saying, I can do this, even though the D is in the background. Enjoy. Oh , and calibrate the activity with 15 grams of carb for every hour of intense activity, if needed. I have tried every combination imaginable, and have lowered my basal to .50 per hour for exercise. But that is totally individual, so see what your Endo says.
Comment by acidrock23 on January 1, 2011 at 7:04am

I have a MM pump/cgm as well.  The first long race I did (well, second, b/c I ran a practice one first!), the IV3000 loosened about 3 miles into it and the sensor yanked out.  Some people on another message board recommended this stuff:  http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/product/smith-nephew-opsit... that does a really good job of sticking it in place although, if you have a hairy abdomen, it can be rather sticky! 

It also comes on a roll so you can get as much or as little as you need and might be strong enough to hold an omnipod on?  I think they stick pretty well but I don't know what would happen if it got popped by a swiping tag or a fast pitch? 

One other suggestion might be to target a day when the thing is almost out of juice or in need of being replaced and try to do a 'hardcore workout' of stuff like you do @ softball on your own so you can try different spots or drills or methods of sticking it down to see what works best? 

Comment by Lauren on January 1, 2011 at 9:08pm

I don't think have to worry about the "hairy abdomen" haha

But I have already ripped two off pretty easy on accident sooo I have a feeling i will be going through pods for awhile like crazy.

Thank you and yea I'll try that :)

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