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i practice shotokan i can't be much help w/ pump advice and i don't do a lot of heavy fighting due to a kidney transplant(they put the new in your pelvic area. so i mostly work katas which i really enjoy anyway(i do put on the pads every once in awhile to release some stress ; )  ) as for your meals alot of times because my bg drop drasticly w/ ex. insead of getting heavy i'll eat lite meal and a power bar before heavy workout.

> From: J. Richardson <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Date: Monday, March 02, 1998 5:37 PM
> I'm still in the midst of considering pump therapy. My 9 year old
> daughter and I take Tae Kwon Do once a week. It is a 1 hour work-out.
> (usually quite strenuous) One problem with this is the dinner I have to
> eat before I can work-out. I actually leave work 1 hour early in order
> to get home, eat dinner (with a little extra carb added in) and have 1/2
> hour to let it start to digest. So I usually go to class feeling so full
> and uncomfortable it is hard to have a really great class. Will pump
> therapy help we in this regard. I am also concerned about possibly
> getting kicked (unlikely but possible) near the infusion site.
> If pump therapy would help in this area, we would start going twice a
> week.
> Is there anyone out there who does a martial art that could offer some
> advice?
> Thanks for listening,
> Joanne Richardson
> (Type 1 Diabetes for 27 years on 2 shots/day)
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/