In people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), hypoglycemia is a significant acute complication of insulin therapy and is further accentuated by physical activity (PA) (1). Technologies such as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems facilitate blood glucose management during PA (1). Decreasing insulin on board by reducing preactivity basal and/or bolus insulin, balanced with carbohydrate intake, helps manage glucose levels during PA (1). Studies show that gender plays a role in diabetes management, as men and women may have different preferred treatment options (2), psychological adjustments to T1D, and different barriers, motivations, preferences, and goals for PA (3). The objectives of this study were to determine and compare the most common strategies (type and frequency) used to prevent PA-related hypoglycemia and to compare the most common barriers to PA between self-identified men and women.
…. more: Diabetes Journals (ADA) (Quelle/Source)