Tuesday, March 7, 2017

JDRF Publishes Guidelines for Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes

Attorney Bill Voss is the founder of the Voss Law Firm, PC, in the Woodlands, Texas. Outside of his responsibilities as an attorney, Bill Voss supports several charitable organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This organization is the world leader in funding research into type 1 diabetes.

In January of 2017, researchers from JDRF published the first guidelines for exercise for people with type 1 diabetes. Regular exercise brings a number of significant benefits to people with type 1 diabetes, including reduced daily dependence on insulin and lowered risk of cardiovascular and diabetic eye disease. Despite these benefits, many individuals have long avoided too much physical activity because its effects on blood glucose levels were unpredictable. 

In response, the JDRF researchers spent years two reviewing studies and clinical trials to create the guidelines for glycemic management during exercise. With these guidelines in place, individuals with type 1 diabetes can feel empowered to take control of their health without worrying about putting themselves at risk. To learn about these guidelines, individuals can participate in JDRF’s Performance and Exercise Knowledge (PEAK) educational program, information about which is available at JDRF.org/Peak.

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