Welcome to Runsweet.com 

Helping people with Type 1 Diabetes to be winners!

Why "Runsweet"? This came from advice from a person with type 1 diabetes who tried to "run sweet" to avoid hypos. We know we can do better! Thank you all for the great feedback about the site. We now boast the widest sports content for people with diabetes on the web. we are now getting more than 30000 visits per month and are top in searches on Google. You continue to test the limits of what is possible, and have submitted great new content. Keep visiting. If you want to post any content, mail it to us. Our forum is also very popular. We now also have a Facebook page.


There is some great new content on the site. We are presenting an the JDRF internationally designed PEAK program to train healthcare providers on the management of diabetes and sport. and we will continue to have amazing content from people with T1DM.

Sir Steven Redgrave is the inspiration for our clinical service, research and this website. It is not possible to overstate his contribution to improving the aspiration and well being of people with T1DM. He tells us- "When I was first diagnosed in 1997 my immediate reaction was that I would have to stop training – I’m glad to be able to say I was wrong – it is possible to train at a high level as a diabetic and succeed" Find out how he managed his diabetes to win his historic 5th Gold

We have lots of content from some amazing athletes. Jen Alexander from Canada writes about marathon swimming, Chris Pennell on rugby, and Sebastien Sasseville on climbing
Some great news from Animas

Animas has agreed to continue and expand the diabetes weekend sports camp at Loughborough University,  being beld in October 2017..

He has done it again! Rod Riddell's Marathon des Sables adventure with T1 DM

Major new focus on pump treatment and how to use your pump with exercise. New focus on guidelines for safe exercise.


Can you help with research? We are recruiting for a study (ExTOD) on the effect of structured education on Exercise and Diabetes. See Reseach page if you can help

You can download the Jephcott Medal Symposium lecture with Sir Steven Redgrave, on the topic: "Olympic Diabetes: What have we learned over the last decade?". Slides from his talk can be downloaded in PowerPoint and PDF formats. We also have some images of the award in our Gallery section.
Jephcott symposium
Jephcott symposium.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.2 MB]
Jephcott symposium
Jephcott symposium.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]
Dr Gallen has also published a book aimed at medical professionals. More details can be found on our new Publications page.
Clinics visits
Do you have problems with your diabetes and sport? If so ask your G.P. or consultant to refer you to our specialized diabetes and sport clinic at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.
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