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
- Interview with Sebastian Sasseville
Summiting Mt. Everest with type 1 diabetes
- Exercising in Cold Weather
Tips for a safe and effective winter exercise program
- Why Kids Should Exercise
Better health well documented through exercise
- Exercise for the Nintendo Generation
Video games that get you moving
- Why Does My Blood Sugar Go Up with Exercise or Competition?
Strategies to succeed in sports
- Doug Burns Pumps Weights and Insulin
Pumping more than insulin
- In Pursuit of an Olympic Dream
Travis hopes to compete in the 2008 Beijing games
- Running a Triathlon with Type 1 Diabetes
An interview with TriAthlete and pump wearer Brian Foster
- 10 Second Sprint May Help Prevent Post-Exercise Hypoglycemia
A simple strategy for preventing lows after exercising
- Running Marathons with Type 1 Diabetes
An interview with Bill King
- Learn about DESA
Supporting athletes with diabetes
- Hydration, Diabetes, and Sports Performance
Keep hydrated for health and performance
- Starting a New Sport
Simple suggestions for starting a new sport
- Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes during Pregnancy
Exercise during pregnancy is safe, we learn from Nicole Johnson Baker
- Sports Nutrition: Supplements and Diabetes
Are supplements right for athletes with diabetes?
- Smart Pumps and Sports: Using Insulin On Board
Smart pumps can help reduce the risk of over bolusing through Insulin on Board
- Smart Pumps and Sports: Using Temporary Basal Rates
Adjust your basal rates for maximum performance while minimizing hypoglycemic risk
- Blood Glucose Monitoring for Athletic Competition
Know your number for maximum performance and safety
- Cheating Yourself Out of Your Workouts
Maximize the benefits of your exercise time
- The After Exercise Blues
Tips for preventing post-exercise hypoglycemia
- Youth Soccer Player Enjoys Competition
Kenny never thought about giving up soccer due to his diabetes.
- Smart Pumps and Sports: To Wear the Pump or Not?
Do today's pumps work with athletics and sports?
- 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.
- Weight Training & Diabetes -- Yes, it's Okay for Teenagers
Learn about integrating weight training -- also called strength training -- into your exercise program.
- 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 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.
Selected Studies Related to Exercise, Sports and Type 1 Diabetes
- Preventing Post-Exercise Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Management of the Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Physical activity and sports participation in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Self-monitoring adherence to physical activity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Diet and physical activity in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Physical exercise and diabetes during childhood.
- Managing insulin therapy during exercise in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Type 1 Diabetes and Vigorous Exercise: Applications of Exercise Physiology to Patient Management.
- Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise: Using the Insulin Pump to Maximum Advantage.
- The 10-s Maximal Sprint: A novel approach to counter an exercise-mediated fall in glycemia in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
- Inflammatory cytokine, growth factor and counterregulatory responses to exercise in children with type 1 diabetes and healthy controls.
- Acute, Same Day, Effects of Antecedent Exercise on Counterregulatory Responses to Subsequent Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Glucose and Counterregulatory Hormone Concentrations in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Stroke - Spin - Stride - The Diabetes Training Camp for Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes.
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