Troubled about how to keep your type 1 tykes safe while playing sport? Here are some handy hints…
In the hours prior to the activity, test blood glucose levels (BGLs) regularly.
Discuss with their healthcare professional a suitable BGL range during the exercise, as well as a reduced insulin dose prior, during and after the sport to avoid hypos.
If possible, test BGLs during the sporting activity. If below the suggested BGL, give them a sip of a sports drink to bring their levels up.
Have on hand a sugary drink or high-carb food that will treat a hypo promptly and allow them to return to play quickly.