What happens at the OneTouch Sports Weekend?
The OneTouch® Sports Weekend takes place at Loughborough University, home of sporting excellence. It is set up to bring together 50 people living with Type 1 diabetes and to share interest in sports with healthcare professionals, sports instructors and our patient advocates – the OneTouch® Heroes.
The program is very interactive and consists of:
- Presentations from healthcare professionals about diabetes, exercise and sports, improving performance and glucose control
- Practical exercise workshops
- Group workshops for open discussions with our OneTouch® Heroes
- Get advice from experts in the field
The program was developed in cooperation with Dr Ian Gallen and Dr Alistair Lumb. Both are healthcare professionals specialised in managing diabetes for sports and exercise and experts in this area.
During the weekend you will have the opportunity to listen to presentations providing advice about managing diabetes whilst exercising, Sports & Nutrition and using insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring to perform during sports & exercise.
Our healthcare professionals won’t be able to provide one-to-one advice but there will be a Q&A session to address questions you may have.
The practical exercise workshops will enable you to learn from professional sports instructors at Loughborough University – home to the Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympics and Team Base for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
All practical sessions are designed so you can work to a fitness level that fits best for you. The workshop environment will be instructor led and is not designed to be competitive. Healthcare professionals will be available to assist and guide.