The only people that say exercising with type 1 diabetes is simple are the people that don't have it or, don't live with it. At ext1d.com.au we're dedicated to providing practical direction on 'how to' exercise successfully and with confidence to people with type 1 diabetes.
There are literally thousands of websites, books and assorted publications telling people with type 1 diabetes about the 'health benefits' and why they 'should' exercise but few on 'how to'. Much of the information available on 'how to exercise' is either too academic to be understood or, it simply scratches the surface avoiding the meaningful issues that can help make exercise and participation in sport part of everyday life.
Understandably, many avoid physical activity through sheer frustration and negative experiences, not a lack of willingness. Although individual responses to exercise can differ among people with type 1 diabetes our goal is to provide a platform for people to find a starting point, to build confidence and a gain deeper understanding so they can maximise the mental and physical benefits of participation in sport and exercise.