The design and evaluation of a self-management algorithm for people with type 1 diabetes performing moderate intensity exercise

Jacqui Charlton, Lynn Kilbride, Rory MacLean, Mark G Darlison, John McKnight

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Abstract

Limited evidence is available to advise people with type 1 diabetes about self-management strategies for maintaining acceptable glycaemic control when exercising. A systematic review was conducted to design a self-management algorithm for moderate intensity exercise. The effectiveness was investigated regarding the attainment of acceptable glucose concentrations during and after 40 minutes of exercise at 70% VO2 max in the real-life environment. Nine individuals with type 1 diabetes (five male, four female) completed the study over a two-week period. All used a basal bolus analogue insulin regimen and exercised regularly. Participants undertook 40 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on days 1 and 8 in real-life environments, and followed the self-management algorithm. Data were collected for glucose concentrations at 10 time-points, i.e. before, during and after exercise.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalPractical Diabetes
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • type 1 diabetes
  • algorithm
  • exercise

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