Managing athletes who have type 1 diabetes. Presented by Steve Flint APD, ASD
There are sports dietitians and there are dietitians specialising in type 1 diabetes but there aren’t many dietitians who feel confident in combining both specialties and there is a growing need for dietitians to be able to do both.
In Steve’s presentation he explained the fundamentals of working with people who have type 1 diabetes and higher than usual physical activity levels including:
- Blood glucose targets for exercise
- Effects of different types of exercise on BGLs
- Combining both sports and diabetes nutrition knowledge
- Working in a multidisciplinary team
- Understanding dietetic scope of practice and therapeutic boundaries
- Where to get professional training, supervision and support
Steve Flint is an Accredited Sports Dietitian with a special interest in type 1 diabetes and exercise. He is passionate about supporting people with type 1 diabetes to eat well and stay active in a way that suits their lifestyle. Having grown up with a sister with type 1 diabetes, he has a unique understanding of the condition and its many challenges.
Steve currently works for Diabetes Victoria delivering self-management education programs, presenting on nutrition and exercise, and contributing to various diabetes publications. He also works privately with people with type 1 diabetes to improve their health, wellbeing and performance.
Steve has previously worked for Diabetes Queensland and consulted to the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) and the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL.
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