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A 20-year-old male asked:

I am considering an insulin-type pump for administering hydrocortisone. can this be done with martial arts, including grappling, striking, etc?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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undefined 31 years experience
Don't be silly: Hi. Sorry, but you're being silly making taking hydrocortisone MUCH tougher than it has to be! I tend to use prednisone instead of hydrocortisone because of more favorable pharmacokinetics. No one would put you on HC in an insulin pump! That's truly absurd unless you're so sick you can't keep things down by mouth. See an endocrinologist who knows how to manage hypopituitarism...you'll be happier!

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