International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are able to balance their blood glucose levels while engaging in a wide variety of physical activities and sports. However, insulin use forces them to contend with many daily training and performance challenges involved with fine-tuning medication dosing, physical activity levels, and dietary patterns to optimize their participation and performance. The aim of this study was to ascertain which variables related to the diabetes management of physically active individuals with T1D have the greatest impact on overall blood glucose levels (reported as A1C) in a real-world setting. A total of 220 individuals with T1D completed an online survey to self-report information about their glycemic management, physical activity patterns, carbohydrate and dietary intake, use of diabetes technologies, and other variables that impact diabetes management and health. In analyzing many variables affecting glycemic management, the primary significant finding was that A1C values in lower, recommended ranges (
Original Publication Citation
Colberg, S. R., Kannane, J., & Diawara, N. (2021). Physical activity, dietary patterns, and glycemic management in active individuals with type 1 diabetes: An online survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 1-20, Article 9332. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179332
0000-0001-7574-2533 (Colberg), 0000-0002-8403-6793 (Diawara)
Colberg, Sheri; Kannane, Jihan; and Diawara, Norou, "Physical Activity, Dietary Patterns, and Glycemic Management of Active Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes: An Online Survey" (2021). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 106.