Need Pump Setting Advise for Extreme Athletic Activity

Dr John
By Dr John Latest Reply 2014-02-14 09:44:06 -0600
Started 2014-02-13 08:28:13 -0600

I'm planning to go back to freestyle ice skating (jumps) as soon as my new skates arrive. I have breakfast at 7:30 am. I will be skating from 10 am to 12 noon. My insulin duration is 3 hours.

Right now, I'm guessing at taking 20% less insulin at breakfast. Then, decreasing my background insulin by 50%.

I would appreciate advice from anyone with athletic experience.


5 replies

IronOre 2014-02-13 21:06:35 -0600 Report

It definitely sounds weird that a doctor is asking a question like this on here, Instead of consulting with another doctor.
Why are you decreasing your breakfast insulin?
So what are freestyle ice skating jumps ?

jaydoubleyou23 2014-02-13 21:12:36 -0600 Report

I didn't mean to comment "no" lol. The omnipod t
Pump tells you the duration and it's decreased because he is probably more likely to have lower numbers during this time.
As for advice, I know you, John, us the omnipod. I usually just suspend my pod the first fee times exercising just to see what kid of toll it's going to take. Then I just set a temporary basal based on what happens. Usually with me my basal has to be half of what it usually is

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-14 09:44:06 -0600 Report

Jeez, just a straight up no seemed kind of harsh. lol. I'm 4-5 months into my pump and still learning, probably not always safely. You're way of suspending at first and checking it all out and readjusting sounds probably safer. My biggest adjustments seem to come after the workout, not during it, but thats just me, we're all different.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-13 14:22:38 -0600 Report

Sounds like where I would start from, not knowing where your BS starts from. I would take the 50% rate and extend it for an hour beyond activity end time. My workouts are about 45 minutes to an hour, if I'm above 130, I don't change anything, but I do notice that I run lower for the next 12 hours or so, not crashing, but lower.