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Gymnasts with pumps?

Discussion in 'Sports and Athletics' started by HeatherG, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:55 PM.

  1. HeatherG

    HeatherG New Member

    Hello, my 10 year old daughter is an aspiring gymnast working to join her local team. Six months out now from her diagnosis, she is also hoping to get a pump. We are trying to decide whether to go with the Medtronic pump (probably the 630 since our insurance won't cover the closed-loop 670 yet) or the Omnipod. The Medtronic sounds great, with its suspend on low function, and we would hope to upgrade to the 670 when our insurance co gets its act together. But, would an ever-increasing training schedule that requires her to disconnect her pump for longer and more frequent periods of time end up negating the benefits of the Medtronic? The Omnipod, on the other hand, would stay connected throughout practice but is larger. How does it affect a gymnast's ability to bend and move? Does it get in the way or cause discomfort? If there are any gymnasts out there who would be willing to chime in and share their experiences we would be very grateful!

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