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Jul 03, 2019 12:48:30

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by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 318🔥 | 322💌


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I love swimming. I could stay in the pool all day.
I am a Pisces after all. 

Especially swimming under water feels like mediation to me. 
But since I started using a continuous glucose monitoring system and an insulin pump, I stopped swimming. 

I had a few incidents that made me consider retiring from swimming. 

As part of project food as fuel, I started to look into the types of workout that I typically enjoy. 

#1 is and always will be walking - by myself or in the company of people I enjoy talking to. 
#2 Swimming
#3 table tennis. 

I walk and play table tennis regularly. 

I wondered about swimming. 
I remember how I used to look forward to it at the gym. 
I decided to see what other people with gadgets do. 

I asked a question to Dexcome G5/G6 facebook group asking if they can swim with their gadgets. 
I had 83 same-day responses. Everyone said they swim a lot. Even showed images in the pool with their gadgets. There were a few that swam on a competitive level.

I was both surprised and pleased. 
After ten years of not swimming - I am going back to the pool.

Thank you Social Media. 

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    @keni happy for you!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 04, 2019 21:34:09
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    @keni I'm glad you are going back to an activity you love. This one I will not share with you, however. I cannot swim and have no interest in the water.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 03, 2019 11:32:22
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    @keni - this is a fantastic success story. I recently re-entered the pool after a break. I couldn't remember why I took such a drastic break. Then, immediately, I realized it. The chlorine, or all the humans in the pool -- caused some sort of reaction on my skin that felt uncomfortable. Very dry, red, cracking skin -- and as far as I can tell it was directly related to the 20 minutes in the pool. How about you, any skin stuff?

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 03, 2019 10:23:56
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      @brianball - Yes the drying does happen. Not as much as it does for most people but I love swimming so much, I think I will look for a way to get around that problem.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 03, 2019 13:39:27
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