I finally got the guts up to start playing roller derby with my local team. I have been skating with the team for two months and I really love it, but have come up with questions that I have had a hard time finding the answers to. Any help would be appreciated! I am 31 years old, T1 for 24 years. I use an Animas pump and Dexcom CGM. Women's flat track roller derby is a fast paced, contact sport (no fighting though!). We are required to wear quad roller skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guards, and helmets.
Where can I stash my pump and CGM? I have been sticking them in my sports bra while at practice but I am not very well endowed in that area. I was thinking about putting some extra padding in there to cushion them from blows/falls. Any other ideas?
Practices are twice a week for two hours. I also skate on my own for two hours one day a week. What a difference these two activities have on my BG! When I skate on my own, my BG will crash if I do not reduce or eliminate my basal rate and drink plenty of Gatorade. On the flip side, when I am at practice with the team, my BG tends to spike about an hour into it! If I start practice at 150, I will end up at 300-400 by the end. Because of this, I have started taking larger and larger correction boluses before the rise, but am afraid my body will betray me and all of a sudden decide to drop. I know that these rises are due to stress hormoes like adrenaline and cortisone (sp?). Is there any way to get around it? If it weren't for these spikes, I would probably be able to take my pump off during practices and not have to worry about a place to put it in my bra!
My endo did not have a lot of useful information for me, so I was hoping to get some here. Thanks again, and don't forget to support your local roller girls, LOL!