T1D research

Dr. Michael Riddell stands in the foreground of his research participants in his lab focusing on T1D and exercise research

Michael Riddell: leading the way in T1D and exercise research

Diabetic to Dietetics Podcast Episode 5 features Dr. Michael Riddell providing a glimpse into the world of T1D and exercise research Additional article below. Researcher behind T1D and exercise research Many people will go through a period of denial or rebellion when diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, but not Dr. Michael Riddell. He dove deep into this disease, attempting to unravel every inch of it in order to grow his own knowledge and the knowledge of others. Dr. Riddell is arguably the most leading-edge researcher of type-1 diabetes in exercise and metabolism. He has a PhD in physiology and pharmacology. He’s a professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Science Muscle Health Research Centre at York University. And he’s a senior scientist with LMC Diabetes and Manna Research. Over the course of 25 years, he has completed more than 200 studies in diabetes metabolism and exercise. He has seen his name …

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Female cyclist drinks from her water bottle during T1D and sport

The science behind T1D in sport

Registered dietitian with T1D Katie Bartel dives into the science behind why sport with type-1 diabetes can be so challenging, and provides strategies for overcoming some of those challenges.

Rob Barry and Laura Gee hold their Tandem insulin pumps

Podcast: Relationships with T1D

Relationships with type-1 diabetes can be challenging for many couples. But for Rob Barry and Laura Gee it’s actually considered a benefit. That’s because they both have type-1 diabetes. In this month’s episode of Diabetic to Dietetics Rob Barry and Laura Gee discuss what it’s like to have two people with T1D in a relationship. They also share their committed involvement with diabetes research and diabetes advocacy. For additional information, read the article below the podcast link. Benefits of two-person T1D relationship Many other relationships with type-1 diabetes usually feature one partner with the condition, not both. And that can be a challenge. It can be a challenge navigating the moods of blood sugar swings, or understanding the importance of nutrition, or even just having diabetes there all the time. The partner without type-1 diabetes cannot fully grasp this disease no matter how exposed they’ve been to it.   But a …

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