i always do because once me and my friends were playing a football game and some one pulled of my site and blood was pooring out of me and it would not stop gushing out for about 5 min and i almost pasted out so ever since i have been taking off my pump
yea i play basketball and softball. i take it off for both. if i leave it onn i get all careful and i dont playy the wayy i noww i cann. also in softball it gets in the way of sliding. so no your nott krazyyyy!
I play a lot of sports but it really just all depends. When I play basketball, I do take my pump off but when I play softball I don't.
I play hockey and so it's kind of hard not to take it off while you're playing. But I don't remove my site or anything. During regular/random (gym class) activities I don't.
when i do sport i do take off my pump off but i only take take it off when it is high impact sports like Rugby , Martial Arts but i keep it on when doing athletics.
Hope this helps
p.s i was told by one of my doctors to take off my pump if i am on a trampolinefor a long time
Jerry what sports do you play that you don't take your pump off??
Sorry I didn't see this message here until just now.
I run, bike, swim, ski, hike, and play basketball.
This really seems like an odd question to me. It implies that it's hard to think of sports that you can wear an insulin pump while participating, when really the opposite is true.
I read the other comments, and I can see where there are measures that have to be taken to wear a pump, but it's not all that hard.
im going to say 1 ask your doctor and 2 i would take the pump off for basketball and skiing for sure the other ones its up to you hope i helped
Why? Why take the pump off for basketball and skiing?
I have spoken with many doctors and diabetic athletes, doctors like Matt Corcoran of Diabetes Training Camp and Sheri Colberg, author of the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook among other things.
I have swum miles wearing a pump.
I have biked centuries wearing a pump.
I played a season of community league basketball wearing a pump.
I've run dozens of marathons and other races up to 50 miles wearing a pump. I qualified for the Boston Marathon wearing a pump.
My friends are diabetic runners, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes, Ironman competitors, skiers, mountain climbers, etc. Most of them wear insulin pumps 24/7.
I am not saying there is only one way to go. I am resisting the idea that taking your pump off is better than keeping it on.
Adjustments and accommodations have to be made either way.
Yes, I always take off my pump when I am playing sports, and doing practice. Sometimes I even take off my pump when I jump on my trampoline. I would never want to take a chance in breaking my pump! It is SO much better than shots.
i only take it off for games but not during practices... hope it helped
This post is worth the price of admission!! Thank you for sharing it. I have done both--removed for three hours of running, or reduced basal to 5% or 10% of usual. The spike occurs at 1-3 hours post exercise. I am going to try 25% or maybe 40% during the run, test a little more often, and see if I can limit the hassle of the high afterward. Thank you--a reason for the change, and I might say, a logical one!!
For baseball, I usually leave the pump on. The only time I take it off is when I am batting or running the bases. When I was younger, and not as smart, I used to leave my pump off for the entire game, and by the end I would have significantly elevated blood sugars. If it is a contact sport it is wise to not wear it, but if there is no contact then you should wear it.
We are using a pump that isn't waterproof - with hopes of going to a continuous glucose monitor. We have had HUGE problems keeping his sites in when not under his bathing suit. They come out as he swims when the current of the water runs past them. He does keep it on while cycling and running . He takes it off when fencing. We are really having trouble finding the right balance. :(
I used to take it of for soccer, basketball, and swimming but numbers would be out of control. my dad worked with my endo to give me basal (lantus) every 24 hrs and I use the pump to eat and correct. It is working out really well.