Sports and Activity

Welcome to the DigiBete Sports and Exercise page. Here you'll find information on how to manage Type 1 Diabetes around sports and exercise. Here's a film with Francesca Annan and she presents a guide to exercise with type 1 diabetes. We hope you find this page useful.

 

Welcome to our Sports and Activity page.

Sport, and being active is an important part of everyday life and this page is dedicated to bringing you a variety of resources to help manage type 1 diabetes alongside sport, exercise and activity.

If there are any resources that you need but can’t find here then get in touch with us at hello@digibete.org and we’ll be happy to help.

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The following film series is by Francesca Annan, a leading dietitian from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and she discusses all aspects of managing type 1 diabetes around sport, exercise and activity from toddlers through to sports at a competitive level and everything in-between.

A Guide to Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Francesca Annan presents a guide to managing exercise with T1D

Different Types of Exercise Explained

Francesca Annan explains the three different types of exercise

Managing Active Under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

Francesca Annan discusses ways of managing active under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

A Guide to Competitive Sport & Nutrition

Francesca Annan guides you through managing Competitive Sport and Nutrition

Top Tips for Managing Sports and Activities

Francesca Annan presents her top tips for managing sports and exercise with T1D

How to Manage Active Holidays and Type 1 Diabetes

Francesca Annan explains how to manage active holidays and T1D

Inspirational Stories

In this section you’ll find inspirational stories from people who are managing type 1 diabetes and activity.

BE INSPIRED BY : DIATHLETE

Find out how Gavin manages T1D around running marathons

ON TRACK WITH T1D

Find out how Dylan manages T1D and BMXing

JAKE'S STORY

This is Jake's story about his life managing T1D

BE INSPIRED BY : CHRIS BRIGHT

Be inspired by: Chris Bright

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources that you might find useful to help with diabetes management around activity and exercise across different ages.

Exercise (6-7's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 6-7 year olds

Exercise (8-9's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 8-9 year olds

Exercise (10-11's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 10-11 year olds

Exercise (12-13's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 12-13 year olds

Exercise (14-15's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 14 to 15 year olds

Exercise (16-18's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 16-18 year olds