First published Monday 23 August 2021.
Although regular exercise is a cornerstone therapy for managing type 1 diabetes (T1D), many with this condition are not meeting physical activity guidelines. This is due, in part, to the wide-ranging and often significant effects of exercise on blood glucose levels.
However, in many cases, athletes with T1D are highly proficient at managing their condition within the context of their sport. For this reason, their strategies may offer valuable lessons for managing blood glucose levels during exercise.
The aim of this study is to describe the strategies used by competitive athletes with T1D to successfully manage their condition during sport and exercise.
Who is doing the research?
The study is a student project conducted by a team of researchers from Curtin University and the Children’s Diabetes Centre at the Telethon Kids Institute.
Who can participate?
We are looking for:
What does participation involve?
To help out, you will complete a 45-minute survey that will explore your strategies for managing blood glucose levels during exercise. Specifically, you will be asked questions about training and competition, your diabetes management, and strategies you believe are important to your success as a high-level athlete with T1D. This can be done either in person, over the phone, or online.
How can I find out more?
Email Shania Smee (Curtin University) email@example.com if you are interested, or have any questions about the study.