About Allan Bolton

As an innovative health professional Allan has conceived, developed and helped deliver diabetes prevention and health management programmes for the public, corporate, allied health and medical sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Sport and exercise have been a part of Allan’s life since early childhood. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 18 and like anyone with type 1 diabetes Allan simply wants to have a full, fun and uncomplicated life. His goal for this web site is to provide a globally accessible resource where people can find credible, real world answers to questions on how to exercise with type 1 diabetes.

Since diagnosis Allan has contributed at many levels to the Type 1 Diabetes community by way of initiating and supporting large scale public awareness and fund raising activities.

Founder exT1D

Type 1 Diabetes Advocate AND enduring role model for leading a life without limits.

Delivered between 600 and 700 professional presentations at all level of events, from public meetings, board room meetings to large professional corporate and scientific conferences.

Professional Speaker

If a positive attitude is contagious - Allan Bolton is dangerously infectious!

Since pre-school Allan has been a keen participant in a wide variety sports and physical activities, these include… track & field, rugby, rock climbing trough to multi-day adventure races.

Athlete and Fitness Enthusiast

Completed over 100 road, water and alpine endurance events

Soon after diagnosis Allan pursued a career in fitness, he is a past Australian Fitness Professional of the Year and was later nominated by Fitness Australia for the Outstanding Contribution to the Fitness Industry Award.

Fitness Professional

Australian Fitness Professional of the Year

Allan has always been interested in human behaviour and performance and has dedicated his professional life to communicating scientific evidence in ways that empower everyday people to optimise personal health and well being.

Health Professional

Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist, Diabetes Educator

20 year Scientific Advisor - health & fitness expert and program developer Weight Watchers Australasia, co- developer of the internationally acclaimed GutBusters Waist Loss Program for Men and co-author several books.

Author & Program Developer

Australian Institute of Fitness, Weight Watchers, Centre for Health Promotion & Research

Allan and Heather share the ups and downs of daily life with an optimistic ‘half-glass-full’ attitude. They enjoy a good laugh and participation in local village life and sport. Heather is the fast one, in 2008 she beat Allan across the line of the Noosa Triathlon, they married the following year.

Loving Husband

B.H.M.S. (Hons) ESSAM AEP AES ASpS1. GradCertDiabEd.
Adjunct QBE Type 1 diabetes. Allan has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for over 40 years, that’s what the QBE is about > Qualified By Experience - street cred’ counts!

Past Executive Board member for the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (now ESSA). Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Sports Scientist (ASpS1) since 1996.

Allan doesn’t just talk theory, he has skin in the game. Checkout this video and see what exercising with Type 1 Diabetes and Skydiving have in common!

Sport and exercise have always been a part of Allan’s life. Since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 18 he has found the lack of ‘how to exercise with type 1 diabetes’ resources remarkable. People with diabetes are constantly told they should exercise and why but seldom how to.

Allan has presented to many people, kids and adults, with outstanding feedback. This is the motivation behind him developing this online, accessible resource where people can learn from the experts and share their experiences with other people with type 1 diabetes.

Like anyone with type 1 diabetes Allan simply wants to have a full, fun and uncomplicated life. His goal for this web site is to provide answers to questions on how to exercise with type 1 diabetes that don’t exist elsewhere.

  • Straight to the Point - JDRF
  • Post exercise hypoglycaemia and exercise induced highs By Allan Bolton
  • The Fitness leaders Handbook
  • Diabetes IQ In Queensland | The official quarterly magazine of Diabetes Australia - Queensland
  • Footloose, Fit & Hypo FREE By Allan Bolton

Allan Bolton is a major contributor on exercise to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) book ‘Straight to the Point’ A guide for adults living with Type 1 Diabetes. He is co-author of the international Fitness Leader’s Handbook.

Allan is a popular presenter choice on exercise and type 1 diabetes at professional scientific meetings, professional development workshops for Diabetes Educators as well as community groups of people living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families.

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