Sport safe

Diabetic Living - - Your Kids -

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.

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