Insulin Pump and Bikram Yoga (hot yoga)

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Does anyone have any experience participating in Bikram Yoga while wearing and insulin pump?
  I have been wearing a pump for over a year now and would like to get back into that type of yoga.  However, I have several concerns.
 One is that the studio temperature is 104 degrees. Coupled with my own rise in body temperature while working out - I am concerned this will over-stress the
insulin in my pump rendering it inactive.
 Another is where to clip my pump during class.  If I clip it in my bra it falls out when I'm upside down.  Waistband attachment gets in the way for many floor positions.  Strapped to my leg is maybe the best but the band will slip as I sweat unless I make it so tight that it cuts off my circulation!
  I'm considering switching to an Omnipod, which would solve the placement issue, but I'm still concerned about the heat vs insulin.

Thanks!
Posted about 4 years ago
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I would discuss this beforehand. To make sure that you are healthy enough for that particular exercise. Also sweating rapidly loosens the adhesive patches that keep the infusion set and the CGM sensor attached to the skin. Technical assistants may advise you on products that can help adhere the devices more firmly.  I strongly recommend using these if participating in Bikram yoga.
Posted about 4 years ago
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Curious how your Bikrum yoga is going? I get pretty darn sweaty during yoga. My pump solution with my Medtronic is to find pants that have pockets to put it in. Lululemon makes pants with secret pockets in the waist band… so does Target. I found another pair with a zippered pocket in the back… wore those today and they work really well, even in head stand!

My other favorite yoga pants are from www.roadrunners.com… I think that is the name. They are for marathon runners and have lots of mesh pockets around the back. They are great for walks too where you can put all kinds of things in all the pockets and do not need a fanny pack! They come in shorts, capris, leggings and skirts!

Finally another pumper showed me how you can put your pump in the band of your sports bra.. Not my favorite place… but it does work!
Posted about 4 years ago
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Everyone should look for the easy to wear shoes and apparels for the fitness sessions. I am also very busy finding the yoga apparels that are made up of organic material because my skin is quite sensitive. Heard about the running bare apparels at https://www.carbon38.com/designers/running-bare and was just wondering if you could help me by sharing any reviews about this brand here.

Posted about 1 week ago