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Getting Pumped!

An Insulin Pump Guide for Active Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

 
Intermittent sports, like hockey, drive hyperglycemia

Intermittent sports, like hockey, drive hyperglycemia

Aerobic activities burn blood glucose at high rates

Aerobic activities burn blood glucose at high rates

Regular activity improves insulin sensitivity and lowers cardiovascular disease risk

Regular activity improves insulin sensitivity and lowers cardiovascular disease risk

Mixed martial arts (MMA) can be done with Type 1 diabetes

Mixed martial arts (MMA) can be done with Type 1 diabetes

Learn the secrets of gaining muscle mass

Learn the secrets of gaining muscle mass

Both temperature and the environment can impact blood glucose levels

Both temperature and the environment can impact blood glucose levels

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Getting Pumped!: An insulin pump guide for active individuals with Type 1 diabetes by Michael Riddell, Ph.D provides:

  • A resource for parents and active people with Type 1 diabetes.

  • An easy to understand guide ‎to exercise and insulin pumps.

  • Inspiring stories of athletic accomplishments by individuals living with Type 1 diabetes.

Getting Pumped! is a key resource for active people with diabetes. It challenges us to be proud of our diabetes and enjoy the unexpected and unique opportunities it can bring to our lives.
— Dr. Bruce A. Perkins, MD, MPH
This guidebook contains proven information to assist family physicians, diabetes healthcare professionals, and active people living with type 1 diabetes in combining exercise with effective diabetes management.
— Dr. Remi Rabasa-Lhoret, MD, Ph.D.
It’s a shame this book wasn’t around when our son Michael was first diagnosed; it would have clearly explained how diabetes worked, and reassured us that he could indeed achieve his dreams of becoming an elite athlete.
— Debbie and Paul Thornton
When it comes to exercising with type 1 diabetes, you can never have too much information to help you better manage your blood glucose levels. If you use an insulin pump and like to be active doing any type of activity, this book will be both a valuable resource and a source of inspiration!
— Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs, Ph.D.
Young athletes dealing with a type 1 diagnosis will find the plain-language explanations and detailed food and insulin management regimes very helpful. I strongly encourage parents and coaches to read this guide.
— Volen Parashkevov
 
Type 1 diabetes did not prevent me from achieving my Olympic dreams, and I know this guidebook will help others with type 1 gain the information and inspiration they need to achieve their own athletic victories.
— Gary Hall Jr., Olympian
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Additional Resources:  Suggested Exercise Strategies

The button below provides a series of tables containing suggestions for how you can adjust your food and insulin intake - before, during and after exercise - in order to stabilize your blood glucose level and feel your best.

  • Each table in the series contains three differently coloured rows, corresponding to the different types of exercise (anaerobic / resistance; aerobic; and mixed).
  • In some cases, the same food or insulin suggestions apply to all three types of exercise.
  • There are seven tables in the series, each applying to a different time period relative to when you're exercising.
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