Videos and Resources on How to Exercise Safely with Type 1 Diabetes

Whether your resolution for the new year is to get more exercise  or you want to make sure you’re staying on top of your type 1 diabetes (T1D) while staying physically active, we’ve got the right exercise education for you! Our  exercise resources are scientifically created to help you get a better understanding of how insulin and blood sugar affects physical activity and how to exercise safely when you have T1D.

And in case you need any more inspiration, we have a great video from Eric Tozer, JDRF ambassador and T1D athlete who talks about his journey. Eric made history by becoming one of the first people with type 1 diabetes to complete the World Marathon Challenge, running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days. Watch it and get inspired!

Our six videos were developed in collaboration with Med-IQ and a team of exercise and T1D experts.

  • Get Moving is an introduction to exercise for individuals who’re just starting out. You’ll learn about the importance of exercise, especially for people with T1D and the signs of low or high blood sugar when you’re exercising.
  • Stop the Drop explains what exercises are associated with a drop in blood sugar levels and how insulin and blood sugar behave when exercising.
  • Anticipate the Rise describes why, during some forms of exercise, blood sugar does not drop but rises instead.
  • Achieve Weight Loss Goals gives a realistic understanding on how to lose weight safely with type 1 diabetes and dispels some of the myths associated with weight loss.
  • Ramp up Your Performance helps athletes with type 1 diabetes, who are preparing for any athletic event, to be aware of the effect of blood sugar and insulin on their performance and how to manage their diabetes effectively.
  • Your Child Can Exercise Safely is for families, caregivers and educators of children with type 1 diabetes so that they can get general information on the impact of exercise on blood glucose and what warning signs to watch out for.

Be sure to check out all the videos and learn how to exercise safely with T1D. Also read through Different Types of Exercise and How They Affect T1D and Exercise and Insulin Management.