L Correale
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Research Article   
    Educational physical activity camp in type 1 diabetes: Can be useful to promote an active lifestyle?
    Author(s): L Correale, OE Ferraro, V Carnevale Pellino, E Ricagno, G Liberali, MV Puci and M Vandoni* Physical activity (PA) improves glycemic control and reduces the risk of chronic diabetes-related complications. Despite this evidence, most people with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) do not regularly exercise, mainly due to fear of hypoglycemia during exercise. Improving knowledge in the management of the pathology during exercise can help to reduce PA limiting factors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of an educational PA camp for patients with T1DM to improve active lifestyle. This study involved T1DM’s adults attended an educational camp focused on PA and management of glycaemia during exercise. Subjects filled three questionnaires: International PA Questionnaire (IPAQ), Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) and Exercise Motivation Inventory (EMI). Data at baseline and after the camp at 1, 3 and 6 month later were analyzed. 25 type 1 diabetics participated at the camp (.. Read More»

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