PEAK

For healthcare professionals, JDRF PEAK (T1D Performance in Exercise and Knowledge) is a five-part webcast exploring the impact of exercise on nutrition and insulin management.

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How exercise benefits T1D

Exercise lowers average blood glucose levels, reduces the amount of insulin needed daily, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetic eye disease and microalbuminuria (urine albumin). Studies have also found that exercise gives people with T1D a better chance of achieving target levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, blood pressure levels and a healthier body mass index when compared to inactive patients.

About this webcast

This webcast addresses the statistically proven need for education on how to plan for and manage different types of activity safely and successfully with T1D. A 2013 JDRF survey found that 36 percent of T1D patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals view exercise as a challenge and would like to learn more about exercising safely. The education curriculum explores the environmental, dietary, physiological and psychosocial elements that impact physical activity with T1D. Details on how to obtain accreditation will appear at the end of the program.

Fitness class

Resources for T1D athletes coming soon!

We know exercising when you have T1D can be difficult. JDRF and Diabetes Sports Project have teamed up to offer you short, informational videos in which athletes with T1D demonstrate how to exercise safely while managing your disease.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsors

JDRF PEAK is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk