Type 1 Diabetes and Physical Activity
Welcome to the Type 1 Diabetes and Physical Activity eLearning course!
This course will cover topics related to exercising with type 1 diabetes. These include:
- The benefits of physical activity
- What you need to consider before starting to exercise
- Exercise types and intensity
- Insulin management
- How exercise impacts your blood glucose levels
- Managing your blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise
- Recovery after activity
The topic list (to the right) will give you an idea of all the information covered. Not all topics may be relevant to you but the information should help give you a better understanding of the kinds of things that might be affected by diabetes and how you can handle them to keep yourself healthy. We hope to show you that having type 1 diabetes doesn’t stop you from exercising and reaching your physical activity goals.
If you are newly diagnosed, think you have any gaps in your knowledge or if you just want to refresh your memory, you might consider taking the ‘Understanding Type 1 Diabetes’ course first. It covers the most important information about type 1 diabetes, including what exactly it is, how insulin works, blood glucose monitoring, the complications of diabetes and coping with illness.
Much of the information provided in this course has been created by other people with type 1 diabetes. If you’d like to share things that work for you or exchange messages with other people with diabetes, then do use the comments section below. Please note that comments left on the forum are moderated.
To begin, click on the first section ‘Welcome to Type 1 Diabetes and Physical Activity’ below.