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For general inquiries including collaborations, please contact Senior Program Manager Tanyana Jackiewicz:

Phone: (08) 6456 4616

Postal address

Children's Diabetes Centre
Telethon Kids Institute
PO Box 855
West Perth Western Australia 6872

Exercise for improving hypoglycaemia awareness

We want to see if introducing a home-based program of exercise (either continuous low-intensity, or intermittent high-intensity cycling, three times per week) is practical, can improve hypoglycaemia awareness, time spent in target range (3.9 to 10 mmol/L) and reduce hypoglycaemia in individuals with T1D who have impaired hypo awareness.

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Sports coaches resources

To develop a set of type 1 diabetes specific educational resources for sports coaches with the help of our type 1 diabetes community.

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Exercise intervention study

To develop and pilot an exercise intervention aimed at improving mental health outcomes in this population. The intervention is designed to increase physical activity engagement to improve psychological and physiological outcomes.

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Managing type 1 diabetes with exercise in high-level athletes

To describe the strategies used by competitive athletes with T1D to successfully manage their condition during sport and exercise.

Researchers from Curtin University and the Children’s Diabetes Centre at the Telethon Kids Institute would like to talk to athletes with T1D to explore their strategies for managing blood glucose levels during exercise.

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Exercise app - acT1ve

The app asks the user questions about the activity they are going to do, and based on this information, gives insulin and carbohydrate advice for the activity. The advice is based on international exercise guidelines.

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Testing how much protein is needed to prevent overnight hypos which can happen after exercise

To investigate how much protein is necessary to prevent overnight hypos without causing high blood glucose levels. This is an important study for two reasons: (1) it would be ideal if we can prevent hypos without causing high blood glucose levels, (2) taking protein after exercise is useful for both muscle building and post-exercise muscle repair.

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Analysing results 


Physical activity assessment tools for youth with type 1 diabetes

The Diabetes Research Team of the Department of Endocrinology is looking at identifying a questionnaire that we can use in clinic to quantify and understand the types of physical activity, our youth with type 1 diabetes, are involved in.