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monkeymoped

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riding with diabetes
« on: Aug 23, 2012, 22:49 »
hey
i was wondering if there s anyone else on here who rides with type 1 diabetes ????????????
i use an insulin pump and always worried that i'm gonna break it
and i have got neuropathy in my legs kicked off by an old work injury so now find it hard to ride that often, i was wondering how anyone else deals with this????????
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Re: riding with diabetes
« Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2012, 22:55 »
Out of interest, which pump and BGM do you use?
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Re: riding with diabetes
« Reply #2 on: Aug 24, 2012, 00:06 »
Can you secure the pump somehow? use a wrap so its tight against your body can't be torn off, protect with modified (if needed) body Armour?

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Re: riding with diabetes
« Reply #3 on: Aug 24, 2012, 07:12 »
El Capitano from the old forum would be worth speaking to, he seems to cope nicely.

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Re: riding with diabetes
« Reply #4 on: Aug 24, 2012, 08:10 »
If anyone on here with diabetes would like to share their experiences of riding with diabetes I would be very interested. How you cope, issues you find with equipment, recommendations for making life easier for people participating in sport and diabetes etc.

I work in R&D for one of the biggest players in BGM devices.

Any information that I can get into the system for BGM devices and mountain biking/sport would be great.

Please PM me if you want.
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Re: riding with diabetes
« Reply #5 on: Aug 24, 2012, 17:59 »
i use the new contour usb bgm and my pump is the medtronic mini med

whenever i ride i can never get the balance of excercise and food right and normally end up with a sky high bm whether i eat before or during a days fun on the hills, sometimes i won';t eat and still my bm just goes up and i've no idea why but this is something i'm trying to work through with my nurse specialist
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