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Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes

Practical tips & considerations for athletes managing their blood sugar.

An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.
Proper nutrition and blood glucose monitoring is important for athletes with Type 1 Diabetes. This fact sheet reviews the challenges associated with blood glucose management and nutrition goals for the athlete with Type 1 Diabetes.
Length: 1 page, single-sided
Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public
Key Words: Athletes, Exercise, Performance, Diabetes, Blood Sugar
Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.
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