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Welcome to the Sports Corner

Welcome to CWD's Sports Corner, where we'll feature information for athletes and exercise enthusiasts who have diabetes. Some articles will give guidelines to help better control diabetes around exercise while others will feature athletes and their stories on how they overcame obstacles related to their diabetes and excelled in their sport.

As with any change in diabetes management, your healthcare team should be informed and involved in adjustments you consider making to optimize your performance in sports.

Sports Corner Articles

  1. Interview with Sebastian Sasseville
    Summiting Mt. Everest with type 1 diabetes
  2. Exercising in Cold Weather
    Tips for a safe and effective winter exercise program
  3. Why Kids Should Exercise
    Better health well documented through exercise
  4. Exercise for the Nintendo Generation
    Video games that get you moving
  5. Why Does My Blood Sugar Go Up with Exercise or Competition?
    Strategies to succeed in sports
  6. Doug Burns Pumps Weights and Insulin
    Pumping more than insulin
  7. In Pursuit of an Olympic Dream
    Travis hopes to compete in the 2008 Beijing games
  8. Running a Triathlon with Type 1 Diabetes
    An interview with TriAthlete and pump wearer Brian Foster
  9. 10 Second Sprint May Help Prevent Post-Exercise Hypoglycemia
    A simple strategy for preventing lows after exercising
  10. Running Marathons with Type 1 Diabetes
    An interview with Bill King
  11. Learn about DESA
    Supporting athletes with diabetes
  12. Hydration, Diabetes, and Sports Performance
    Keep hydrated for health and performance
  13. Starting a New Sport
    Simple suggestions for starting a new sport
  14. Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes during Pregnancy
    Exercise during pregnancy is safe, we learn from Nicole Johnson Baker
  15. Sports Nutrition: Supplements and Diabetes
    Are supplements right for athletes with diabetes?

  16. Smart Pumps and Sports: Using Insulin On Board
    Smart pumps can help reduce the risk of over bolusing through Insulin on Board
  17. Smart Pumps and Sports: Using Temporary Basal Rates
    Adjust your basal rates for maximum performance while minimizing hypoglycemic risk
  18. Blood Glucose Monitoring for Athletic Competition
    Know your number for maximum performance and safety
  19. Cheating Yourself Out of Your Workouts
    Maximize the benefits of your exercise time
  20. The After Exercise Blues
    Tips for preventing post-exercise hypoglycemia
  21. Youth Soccer Player Enjoys Competition
    Kenny never thought about giving up soccer due to his diabetes.
  22. Smart Pumps and Sports: To Wear the Pump or Not?
    Do today's pumps work with athletics and sports?
  23. Interview with Chris Dudley
    Rick interviews Chris Dudley, who played center in the NBA and now runs a great basketball camp for teens with type 1 diabetes.
  24. Weight Training & Diabetes -- Yes, it's Okay for Teenagers
    Learn about integrating weight training -- also called strength training -- into your exercise program.
  25. Top 10 Exercise Traps and Tips to Avoid Them
    Exercising with diabetes can lead to unwanted traps and decreased performance. Taking a lead from David Letterman's top ten lists these recommended points can help anyone who has diabetes and wants to exercise.
  Rick playing basketball
Rick Philbin, host of Sports Corner, playing basketball -- his favorite sport. Photo by Nicole.

Questions about diabetes and sports or exercise?

Sports Corner Host

CWD's Sports Corner is hosted by Rick Philbin, MBA, M.Ed., ATC. Rick is the VP of Sales for Asante Solutions, creator of the Snap Insulin Pump. He has been working with Children with Diabetes for 12+ years presenting to parents, coordinating the sports programming for kids, and writing articles on the CWD website.

Rick's professional experience also includes working as an Athletic Trainer for a Philadelphia-based sports medicine center, where he worked with professional athletes from the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers. He believes education is paramount for good diabetes management. As an avid exercise enthusiast with Type 1 diabetes, he practices tight management of his diabetes while on an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Rick lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Sharon Papp and two teenage daughters Nicole and Andrea.

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