Deep Dives | Exercise, Sport & Diabetes

In this episode, Chris Jarvis, a Former Canadian Olympian, and Founder of I Challenge Diabetes will share his experiences of developing a playbook of sorts that helped him manage his diabetes while competing and participating in his sports and adventure challenges.

After watching this video, we hope that you will understand:

– The different types of exercise involved in fitness as well as training for sport;
– How the body’s physiology is impacted by exercise;
– The potential benefits of exercise and the challenges with managing diabetes while training or competing in sport;
– How technology can support your diabetes management during exercise and what to look out for; and,
– How training for a sport can build resilience in the face of diabetes stigma.

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These videos are for educational purposes only. The content discussed in this webinar is not intended to be medical advice and, to the extent that medical advice is required, you should consult with a qualified medical professional.

The information discussed in this webinar cannot replace consultations with a qualified health-care professional to meet your individual medical needs.

The views and opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Diabetes Canada.

Additional Resources:

I Challenge Diabetes website –
Exercise and ExCarbs –

Diabetes Deep Dive on DIY Automated Insulin Delivery –
Exercise and Activity –—fitness/exercise—activity

How exercise can help lower blood sugar –

Resistance Exercise –

Maintaining Aerobic Exercise –

Effective exercise strategies for people with type 2 diabetes –

Exercise safely in the summer heat –