CROSSFIT + DIABETES LOGISTICS
So I had decided last minute to compete in the 2013 Crossfit Open, after some convincing from my coach. There are something like 130k people signed up to compete. Basically, each week for five weeks a random workout gets announced and you have to complete it within 3 days of the announcement. Typically it is as many rounds and/or reps you can do in a designated time. Sounds FUN huh? I will not be anywhere near the top of the leaderboards, but good experience and helps me stay focused to get back in shape.
I wonder how many type 1 diabetics are competing? Im sure there has to be more than me? There are a lot thing to think about with the diabetes logistics, sugar low, sugar high, but I had my wife there to actually watch my sugars with my Dexcom G4 and let me know if things started to go out of whack. This was her hastag for me... #highmaintenancehubby :) heehee
7/30/2013 03:45:09 am
I just put on my Dexcom G4 yesterday for the first time. I am also an avid crossfitter and, much to my dissapointment, the top half of the adhesive on my dexcom is pealed off. Seems as though it will be completely off after today's workout. Any suggestions?
7/31/2013 08:46:37 am
Hi Phil - Glad to hear other crossfitters using the Dexcom! Yes, the adhesive has been causing me a lot of difficulties in using it regularly. I use 3M medical tape, which doesn't always work too well. I have found that the 3M tegaderm patches work fairly well. Check out my other post (below). One trick is to trim the adhesive, before you attach the tegaderm patch. Hope this helps!
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