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By kristalamb
Posted date: January 20, 2021

As part of Dr. Jon McGavock’s type 1 diabetes (T1D) and exercise research at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), his team has developed a series of webinars on this topic.

These webinars have been designed based on the lab’s recent priority-setting project, which was done to determine what the most important questions were to people living with T1D relating to exercise and their health. The current project continues this work by following patient-oriented research protocols to co-design interventions and determine the ideal components of exercise programs and measurable variables in the research context.

The study has many aims, including the establishment of a network of scientists and patient partners dedicated to research in this area and co-developing a set of clinical trials that can be used to help shape exercise guidelines. In order to move forward these goals, the team is planning a Hackathon, where scientists and patient partners come together to design new research studies.

This webinar series has been developed as a precursor to the Hackathon and covers patient-identified areas of learning that will be relevant to that event.

Past episodes can be viewed on our website.

The D1 Now Study: Origins, Current Work, and Hackathon Experience

Dr. Jonathan McGavock is working with a Canada-wide group of Patient Partners to co-develop exercise interventions for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. This webinar is the first in a series of diabetes and exercise- related talks Dr. McGavock and his group are putting on.


Dr. Eimear Morrissey BA, MSc., PhD
D1 Now Programme Manager
Health Behaviour Change Research Group School of Medicine | School of Psychology National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof. Sean Dinneen, MB BCh BAO Senior Lecturer in Medicine
National University of Ireland, Galway Consultant Endocrinologist National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme

Strategies for Exercise with Minimal Carbohydrate Intake for Weight Loss and Exercise with Automated Insulin Pumps


Dr. Michael C. Riddell, PhD Professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University

Dr. Dessi Zaharieva, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Stanford University

The impact of fasting versus fed exercise on blood glucose responses in people with type 1 diabetes

Friday, February 12th at 12 p.m. CST, 1 p.m. EST


Dr. Jane Yardley, University of Alberta

Post-exercise therapy management in people with T1D – focus on time in range

Friday, February 19th at 11 a m CST, 12 p.m. EST


Dr. Othmar Moser, University of Bayreuth


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