Most of us can exercise without thinking too much, but it is not so simple for people with type 1 diabetes. If you have type 1 or support someone who Do, you will know that keeping your blood sugar levels within normal limits can be a daily struggle. Add exercise or a physically active job to the mix and controlling type 1 becomes an even bigger challenge.
Most people with type 1 diabetes who exercise or are physically active know that it is important to adjust their insulin and diet. They also know that it is incredibly easy to make mistakes and, if they do, the consequences can be dangerous. If it's you, you're not alone. The vast majority of people with type 1 feel largely uninformed about insulin and diet around exercise and fear they can not control their condition.
If you have or are supporting someone with type 1 diabetes and would like to learn how you can dramatically improve diabetes management through exercise or a physically demanding job, then this event is designed just for you. You will listen to experts on the subject, have the opportunity to ask your questions to our panel and talk with other members of the audience and our panel. You will feel better informed and provided with practical strategies that are easy to adapt to your daily life.
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