Professionals team up for type 1 exercise and education conference

By Editor
27th September 2017
Clinical guidance, CPD Education

More than 300 healthcare professionals will come together for a training event so they can help support people with type 1 diabetes to exercise. 

The type 1 diabetes charity JDRF’s Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) programme and Exercising for Type 1 Diabetes (EXTOD) have teamed up to break new ground in education on type 1 and exercise.

The one-day event was developed in partnership with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and will see healthcare professionals coming together at the NEC in Birmingham on 13 October 2017.

Attendees will hear expert speakers such as Dr Rob Andrews, Dr Ian Gallen and Dr Parth Narendren deliver the programme, and hold sessions on topics including sports nutrition and type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology and exercise.

The conference has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for six category 1 (external) CPD credits.

An interactive course syllabus will be available for delegates to view throughout the day on the conference app, compatible with both Android and iPhone, and course materials will be available for download after the conference.

This impactful training programme is run exclusively for healthcare professionals and was created after a 2013 JDRF survey found that 36 per cent of people living with type 1 diabetes viewed exercising to be a challenge.

The programme will help healthcare professionals, including diabetologists, diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, registrars in training and sports physicians, to provide education and support around exercise and nutrition to their patients living with type 1 diabetes.

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