Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Snowboarding + Pump = Disaster?

I need some help. I'm headed to Colorado for a few days and our plans involve snowboarding. I've never done any down hill anything and am thinking I'd like to try. I know that I'll be falling almost as soon as I attempt to stand on the board, so what to do about the pump? How do I keep it dry and unbroken? How do I protect my site? Is there anyway or do I try to go without for the afternoon? I've never done anything like this so any advice is appreciated.



At 11:33 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

I went skiing with my pump two years ago and had no pump-related issues at all. I don't remember exactly where I put it, but I think I took the clip off, and stuck it inside a fleece vest pocket to keep it from getting too cold.

I've never tried snowboarding before, but as I've seen and been told by others you basically spend the first day or so on your hands and knees (watch out for wrist injuries) or on your ass. I'd say your hip is probably the safest place to keep your pump in that case.

Either way, I don't think it will be a problem for you.

Have fun and good luck!!

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

I would think if you can get it into an inside chest pocket of your coat it should be nice & safe in there.

It's been many years since I've done any skiing, but I have been sledding with my kiddies. That's where I put my pump.

Just a thought.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger julia said...

Wrap it in bubble wrap and put it inside your coat. For the site, maybe Tegaderm and do a tummy site, if you can. Or you could always duct tape bubble wrap to your skin to cover the site. :D

At 6:21 AM, Blogger Tekakwitha said...

I can see it now: 9 people are putting on there scarves and hats and coats and bundling up... while I am duct taping bubble wrap to my stomach! That's the best idea every Julia!

Thanks for the tips. Pump will go in the front pocket, in the sports case. Site will be on my stomach with some sort of tape over it!

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just put it in my bra, because that is a warm and fairly safe place, assuming I don't land arms splayed flat on my chest

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an avid snowboarder. I've never had any issues with my pump and snowboarding. I just put my pump in my pocket close to my body so that my insulin doesn't freeze. No issues with the infusion set either, and I've eaten it pretty hard plenty of times. I find stopping to take a moement to test my bs more of a pain.


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