Exercise & Sport T1 DM

This session will explore how we can support adult patients with T1D to exercise. It will explore aspects relating to safe starting glucose values and glucose values that are a contraindication to exercise. We will also discuss the effect of different exercises on glucose values and how these can be managed. We will discuss the three strategies that can be used to manage glucose values: adjusting insulin dose, taking extra carbohydrates, and changing exercise intensities. Importantly, we will also talk about how to manage glucose in the 24-48 hours that follow exercise – this is a period that patients also find challenging.

Learning outcomes:

  • Basic physiology underlying the effects of exercise on glucose
  • Safety aspects relating to exercise in T1D
  • How to adjust insulin dose, carbohydrates, and exercise intensity for safe and effective exercise

Wednesday 30 October 2019

15:00 - 15:50


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Reader/Consultant in Medicine, Birmingham University