What Catherine Beenie CDE has to say about exT1D

Well done Allan, this is groundbreaking stuff- sensational and inspiring! Such a mammoth task, no-one else has combined what you have and made it so accessible. I can just feel your passion and desire to empower others with Type 1 Diabetes so they can enjoy exercise as you so obviously do.

I would recommend joining exT1D to educators, doctors and patients, it is a brilliant resource full of practical, specific and current information. The diabetes world is certainly better off with your input!

Catherine Beenie

Catherine Beenie, Credentialled Diabetes Educator

As a diabetes educator one of the hardest questions to answer is when someone with T1D asks me… “what do I need to do when I exercise?” Previously I would have taken a big breath and given fairly broad stroke answers, but now I have much more confidence in my answer.

What I have learnt from your site far outweighs the many lectures I’ve attended, it’s good practical stuff with lots of useful tips that I can immediately put into practice and it’s certainly better value for money than attending lectures!

Your enormous personal and professional knowledge in all aspects of Type 1 Diabetes is invaluable and is clearly presented on the exT1D website. To learn from someone who has been there and experienced all the pitfalls is priceless. I am in awe of what you have achieved and recognise it’s been over 30 years of searching for answers.

Type 1 Diabetes is for life and the role of a diabetes educator is to teach self management and empower clients to take control. This site delivers what it promises and helps demystify exercise and type 1 diabetes. The diabetes world is certainly better off with your input!

As an educator the information is brilliant, somehow you have condensed and combined over 30 years of diabetes self-management and exercise, personal experience, exercise physiology, carbohydrates, the timing of insulin to exercise, etc etc. Including lots of handy little hints and personal experiences along the way. (Which help normalise the whole process.)

The depth of information is far more than I expected, but to fully understand the whole balancing act you need to have all the pieces. It is definitely relevant to my practice. People are referred to me for information and education and it is my role to either be able to educate or to have access to resources which will be helpful to my clients.

I would recommend joining exT1D to educators, doctors and patients, it is a brilliant resource full of practical, specific and current information.

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