A Brief Review on the Evolution of Technology in Exercise and Sport in Type 1 Diabetes: Past, Present, and Future
23 January 2022
One hundred years ago, insulin was first used to treat type 1 diabetes. Although insulin was not a cure for diabetes, it allowed individuals to resume a near normal life and have greater freedom to eat more liberally and gain the strength they needed to live a more active lifestyle. Over the past century, there have been many therapeutic and technical advances, which further improved the health and wellbeing of individuals living with type 1 diabetes, allowing many to participate in sport at the local, regional, national or international level of competition.
In a recent review and commentary published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, we highlight some of the key advances in diabetes management in sport over the last 100 years since the discovery of insulin. This paper is divided into three main sections (Past, Present, Future) that provide insight into the evolution of diabetes technology in sport and exercise.
Follow the link to read the full paper: 10.1089/dia.2021.0427