New study: Exercise intervention to improve mental health outcomes
The researchers at the Children’s Diabetes Centre are exploring the needs of young people with type 1 diabetes to be physically active. We are looking for adolescents aged 14-17 with type 1 diabetes and parents of adolescents to give us some insight into their experiences around physical activity so that we can develop a physical activity program.
Study: Developing an exercise intervention to improve mental health outcomes for adolescents with type 1 diabetes
Why are we doing the study?
We know that physical activity is important for physical and mental health and well-being for young people with type 1 diabetes. After talking to young people with type 1 diabetes we also know that it is challenging to manage blood glucose levels during physical activity. The current exercise guidelines available vary and are challenging to follow. We are looking to understand what would make physical activity more interesting and less challenging for young people with diabetes.
What will the study involve?
If you would like to be involved, you will be asked to participate in a focus group with other youing people to talk about your experiences and help us design an exercise program.
Who can participate?
We are looking for:
Young people aged 14-17years
Who have had type 1 diabetes for more than 12 months,
Parents/guardians (primary carers) of these young people