Diabetes and sport

Spotting sunflowers while cycling with type-1 diabetes

Diabetes dietitian takes on BC cycling fondo with T1D

Let the training begin – this type-1 diabetes dietitian, with T1D, has a cycling fondo booked in BC in T minus 4 months! After 2 years of no running races or cycling events, I have entered the Okanagan Gran Fondo for this July. It’s the second bike fondo I’ve ever done; the first was in pursuit of a Tiffany’s necklace 🙂 I’ll be doing this one alongside my husband, which I’m super excited for. But also nervous. The distance is 120 km. I’ve only done that distance once previously and we had a LOT of snack breaks in between. This fondo will be very different from that. So you know what that means? I need to up my training and nutrition game. Strategizing the physical component Currently my exercise regime is about 4-6 days a week, which includes: Two to three intense 30-45 minute bike rides on the Peloton One …

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Nutrition for sport with type-1 diabetes recommendations

Nutrition for endurance sport with type-1 diabetes

Nutrition for sport with type-1 diabetes is not easy, and it’s not textbook, but registered dietitian Katie Bartel helps break the general recommendations down.

T1D in Sport: Becoming a Resource

For six weeks I worked with upcoming star athletes, Olympic athletes, top-notch sport dietitians – and advocated the hell out of type-1 diabetes in sport!