Welcome to Runsweet.com
Helping athletes with diabetes to be winners!
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 20000 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.
The Animas Lifescan Sports Day at Loughborough University was again a great success. Thanks to everyone who came along!
Dr Gallen recently delivered the Jephcott Medal Symposium 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.
Dr Gallen has also published a book aimed at medical professionals. More details can be found on our new Publications page.
Once again we can celebrate the amazing achievements of an athlete with diabetes. Frederick Gill who has type 1 diabetes treated on CSII pump therapy who stroked his crew to their victory at Henley Regatta 2012.
Sir Steven Redgrave 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
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Research. We now have funding for research and need volunteers. The research will look at novel ways to promote better glucose control and to reduce hypos during and following exercise. The studies have full ethical approval, and will take place at Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe. Would you like to help find out which strategies best support exercise in diabetes? We have ongoing studies on glucose control during sport, can you help? If you are interested, fill in the guestbook form and we will send you further details. Click the Research tab
Do you have problems with your diabetes and sport? If so ask your G.P. or consultant to refer you to our (England's only) specialized diabetes and sport clinic. Dr Rowan Hillson, the "Diabetes Czar", visted our service November 2010, and gave us the thumbs up! She encouraged our team to continue and expand our service