Physical activity is an important part of childhood. It is important for normal childhood development, to maintain healthy bones and body composition, and is useful in developing and maintaining social contacts. Physical activity is no less important for children and young people with diabetes. It is actively encouraged but presents significant challenges for diabetes management for the child, family, and the diabetes team. Physical activity can lead to fluctuations in blood glucose levels that can be difficult to manage or to avoid. In this chapter, we will provide some background to the developmental aspects of physical activity in children and young people and suggest some strategies for managing type I diabetes during periods of physical activity

Direct Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-754-9_4

Journal: In Type 1 Diabetes 2012 (pp. 73-99). SpringerLondon

Keywords: blood glucose level, children, diabetes, glycemic control, heart rate variability, MVPA, Physical Activity,

Applications: Physical Activity,

CamNtech Reference: AH12043

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