EXTOD Exercise for Type 1 Diabetes

Patient Advice Advice for Patients

This section of the website is aimed at providing advice and guidance to people with Type 1 diabetes on safely and confidently managing blood glucose levels before, during, and after exercise.

Learning to safely manage blood glucose for people with Type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge. Adding in the additional complexities that exercise presents can really impact on the confidence levels of those with Type 1 Diabetes.

It may not be easy, but the good news is that it is possible. We believe that with the right advice and guidance, people with Type 1 diabetes can take part in exercise and increase their confidence in managing this challenging balance and reduce any fears of having a hypoglycaemic episode. This website, we believe, is the first step in helping people with Type 1 diabetes increase their chances of success.

The advice and some of the material on this website are based on the EXTOD education project. This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme and was a collaboration between Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation Trust, University of Exeter, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Leicester.

Having read the advice on this website we would encourage you to try out some of the techniques. By keeping good records and monitoring blood glucose with each of these strategies, you will be able to work out which of these strategies are effective for you and work towards a personalised plan to manage your glucose around exercise.

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