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Libre & sports

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Manfer87, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Manfer87

    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Very sorry if there is already a similar thread somewhere, but I couldn't find one!

    I have been asked if I want to play for my local ladies rugby team & as much as I would like to, I am concerned about my Libre sensor taking a complete battering & being ripped out/knocked off.

    Is there anyone that plays a contact sport whilst also sporting any kind of diabetes gadget?

    Does it stay attached safely? Should I get some kind of cover/strap/tape etc?
    Or should I just not play rugby? :hilarious:

    Sam x
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    You should absolutely play rugby if you want to!
    I would suggest coveryit or wearing it in a different place from the arm - stomach say.
    @Goonergal plays football so may have insight
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried checking out Henry Slade and Chris Pennell. Both professional rugby players and both T1.
    I can’t find a link to HS but I’m fairly certain he’s talked about playing with the Libre on.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks for the tag @Diakat . The only time I attempted to play football wearing the Libre, I ended up removing it, but only because it was a faulty one I’d just activated which gave me 3 unbelievably high readings before failing. I would suggest covering with something - perhaps a bandage - while playing: I haven’t been able to find any sticky patch to which I’m not allergic. Someone did post a link to some commercially made covers for sport, but I can’t find the link. Will have a look and post back if I find it.
     
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    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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