As described in our article about the New activity and non-activity guidelines for kids, the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CPAG) recommend that children over five should get at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise each day. But many parents are unsure whether these guidelines can be safely applied for youth with type 1 diabetes.
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“Our bodies have evolved over millions of years to do one thing: move,” After all, humans were hunters and gatherers and survival meant constantly being on the move.
I will share the story of one of the members of the diabetes community support group.
Living with diabetes is a challenge. I discovered that over 10 years ago when I developed Type 2 Diabetes, triggered by the use of steroids prescribed by my oncologist to treat Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.