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What to expect at Living Well Craigieburn

Living Well with Diabetes Victoria
 is heading to Craigieburn on Saturday 26 October. 

The event will feature two seminars, tailored for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and will provide a fantastic opportunity for people living with diabetes to connect and receive advice and support on living well with diabetes.

The team of experts will present on a range of topics including diabetes management, emotional health, diabetes research and exercise. A great range of exhibitor stands will be on show with an opportunity to chat with diabetes health professionals and other people living with or affected by diabetes. 

Accredited sports dietitian Steve Flint will be one of our key speakers and will be presenting on diabetes, food and exercise. 

Steve currently works for Diabetes Victoria and has also worked for Diabetes Queensland, North Melbourne Football Club and the Queensland Academy of Sport. Steve shares below what you can expect to learn at his presentations.

Diabetes, food and exercise

Exercise is great for your health and fitness and an important part of diabetes management. There are different considerations for exercise for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Whether you’re just starting out or already active, the presentations will discuss the main considerations for exercise and common questions.

Type 1 session:
The way your blood glucose levels respond to exercise may seem unpredictable and leave you feeling frustrated. Keep in mind that the benefits of exercise outweigh the drawbacks and learning how your body responds to different types of exercise will improve your confidence.

Many people living with type 1 diabetes say the fear of having a hypo or not knowing how their blood glucose will respond to exercise prevents them from being more active. This is on top of the barriers that everyone else experiences such as lack of time, lack of motivation or injuries. 

This presentation will cover the following topics:
  1. How different types of exercise effect blood glucose levels (BGLs)
  2. BGL target for starting exercise
  3. What to eat to keep BGLs in target during exercise
  4. Delayed hypoglycaemia (hypo)
Type 2 session:
Exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels and improve your insulin sensitivity. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve found a routine that works for you, it’s important to support your exercise with the right nutrition.

This presentation will cover the following topics:
  1. The exercise guidelines
  2. The benefits of different types of exercise
  3. What to eat to support exercise
  4. Practical tips, programs and resources
This event is Free for Diabetes Victoria members; $20 for non-members and guests; $15 early-bird rate available until Friday 18 October.
Secure your place today. Book the type 1 session here and type 2 session here