My hats off to you for working out so diligently. I wish I had the discipline. I have a pump also and I see no reason why you can't continue to work your abs. The only thing I would do is to test your blood sugar before you workout and if it is anywhere near normal or low, I would just disconnect the pump or lower your basal rate for that hour. Your doctor can give you better guidelines on how to adjsut your insulin when you exercise. I have exercised with my pump and I have never had any problem, other than being in lousy shape. Those pumps are pretty sturdy and stay put pretty well. I use those IV Preps which seem to help the infusion sets stay put even when I sweat or go swimming. As far as placement, I just stick my pump in my pocket when I workout and that doesn't seem to be a problem. I would say experiment with what works for you, but definitely don't stop your exercise routine because of the pump. Thanks for the inspiration. A friend of mine teaches an abs class and I may just get back on track. Good Luck to you!
I agree with ES. IN recent months I've been doing much better about getting regular exercise. I've found that disconnecting works better for me since I thought I was noticing some degradation -- not at the infusion site, but in the insulin itself after getting shaken, rocks & rolled while I'm doing aerobic exercise.
If my BG is within my pre-exercise target range, I just disconnect and exercise away. If I'm lower, I eat a bit and if I'm higher I bolus a bit -- but I reduce the bolus knowing I'll be exercising. I do test quite a bit on exercise days cuz sometimes I run high a few hours later -- probably due to having cut off the basal for a while. I just correct and get on with life.
Probably, I should work with an exercise specialist to better tune up what I do. There is no good reason we should "pay for exercise" with a high ...
I've found it easier to attach the infusion site to my oblique area rather than the abs. Actually, as high up, right under my rib cage, as I comfortably can. Ab workouts are no problem at all with the site there.