Type 1 Diabetes

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Fueling the Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Carin HumeAffiliated withDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Evidence-based guidelines exist to advise athletes on the appropriate amount, composition, and timing of food intake required to optimize training and performance [1–3]. The nutrition goals and guidelines for training and competition for athletes with and without T1DM are similar, yet there are special considerations for the athlete with T1DM. Maintenance of glycemic control remains an important goal for the athlete with T1DM so as to limit the progression of long-term complications from diabetes [4].