Dr Dale Morrison awarded a Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant for a Type 1 Diabetes exercise project

We are proud to announce that Dr Dale Morrison has been awarded one of 7 new grants as part of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Type 1 Diabetes Exercise Initiative ( T1-DEXI) aimed to help people with Type 1 Diabetes safely incorporate exercise into their daily lives. Dr Morrison is a post-doctoral researcher and exercise physiologist with the University of Melbourne and Diabetes Technology Research Group whose previous research has focused on glucose metabolism, exercise physiology and cardiometabolic health.

Currently, people with Type 1 Diabetes must use trial-and-error to keep their blood sugar under control when exercising, because the impact of exercise can be unpredictable on blood glucose levels. Technologies like continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) can help, but many people with Type 1 Diabetes avoid exercise altogether because of the risk of low blood sugar during or after intense physical activity, which can pose serious risk to their health and wellbeing. More research and solutions are urgently needed to ease the burden of exercise with Type 1 Diabetes management.

This grant will support three studies that will test whether the use of whey protein, as an alternative to carbohydrate ingestion, during or after exercise will reduce the risk of hypoglycemia for people with Type 1 Diabetes. The findings of these studies will provide practical advice and a potentially cost-effective solution for people with Type 1 Diabetes engaging in exercise, allowing for greater control over and more accurate management of their blood glucose and overall health.

Click Here to read more about the Helmsley Charitable Trust grants for 2024. Recruitment for this study will commence shortly.

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Dr Dale Morrison awarded a Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant for a Type 1 Diabetes exercise project

We are proud to announce that Dr Dale Morrison has been awarded one of 7 new grants as part of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Type 1 Diabetes Exercise Initiative ( T1-DEXI) aimed to help people with Type 1 Diabetes safely incorporate exercise into their daily lives. Dr Morrison is a post-doctoral researcher and exercise physiologist with the University of Melbourne and Diabetes Technology Research Group whose previous research has focused on glucose metabolism, exercise physiology and cardiometabolic health.

Currently, people with T1D must use trial-and-error to keep their blood sugar under control when exercising, because the impact of exercise can be unpredictable on blood glucose levels. Technologies like continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) can help, but many people with Type 1 Diabetes avoid exercise altogether because of the risk of low blood sugar during or after intense physical activity, which can pose serious risk to their health and wellbeing. More research and solutions are urgently needed to ease the burden of exercise with Type 1 Diabetes management.

This grant will support three studies that will test whether the use of whey protein, as an alternative to carbohydrate ingestion, during or after exercise will reduce the risk of hypoglycemia for people with Type 1 Diabetes. The findings of these studies will provide practical advice and a potentially cost-effective solution for people with Type 1 Diabetes engaging in exercise, allowing for greater control over and more accurate management of their blood glucose and overall health.

Click Here to read more about the Helmsley Charitable Trust grants for 2024. Recruitment for this study will commence shortly.

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