Can protein lower the risk of hypos after exercise?
Participants are needed for a new study looking at whether protein after exercise can decrease the risk of delayed low blood glucose levels after exercise.
“Along with insulin and diet, exercise has been recognised as one of the three essential components of managing Type 1 Diabetes,” Children’s Diabetes Centre research assistant Joanne O’Dea said.
“However, blood glucose levels can be challenging to manage around exercise. Previous studies have shown that exercise occurring in the late afternoon can increase the risk of low blood glucose levels not just straight after exercise but also during the night.
“The aim of this study is to find out whether having protein after afternoon exercise can help prevent low blood glucose levels later that night.”
To be eligible for recruitment for the Late Onset Post-Exercise Hypoglycaemia study, participants need to be aged 13 to 35 years, have a HbA1c<9% and weigh at least 42.9kg.
Participants will be required to attend the laboratory three times, including two overnight stays.