Mon 8 Nov 2021

If you work with people with type 1 diabetes in a healthcare setting then this podcast episode is for you. 

Join Professor Rob Andrews, Associate Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Exeter and Sam Scott, Ph.D, Head of Research, Team Novo Nordisk Professional Cycling Team and Post-Doctoral Reacher, University Hospital in Bern, who will share their knowledge and evidenced learnings about carbohydrate restriction in type 1 diabetes. Plus they will pass on useful information on where to find further resources and advice. 

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Podcast: Carbohydrate Restriction in Type 1 Diabetes
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Listen to this NHS podcast at your leisure: what you will learn

Featuring evidenced outcomes and guidance for advising people with Type 1 Diabetes about low carbohydrate diets plus, answers to your questions on:

  • Defining low carbohydrate diets
  • Looking at the role of low carb diets in managing diabetes
  • Understanding the pros and cons of low carb diets in exercise
  • Recommendations for people with Type 1 diabetes

Designed to cement your learning and enhance your knowledge

  • 40 minutes presentation in an engaging Q&A style
  • Free for everyone and particularly relevant to NHS professionals working with people with type 1 diabetes
  • Immediately accessible on the 'Listen now' tab

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Job Title:
Head of Research, Team Novo Nordisk Professional Cycling Team and Postdoctoral Researcher
University Hospital in Bern

Sam Scott, PhD holds a dual role as the Head of Research for Team Novo Nordisk and a Research Fellow at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Originally from the UK, Sam completed his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University before moving to Toronto to undertake postdoctoral research in the area of type 1 diabetes and exercise. Currently based in Switzerland, his primary research focus is on investigating novel strategies to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia during and after exercise in people with type 1 diabetes.

Job Title:
Associate Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology
University of Exeter

Rob Andrews is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, an Honorary Consultant Physician at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton and a Danish Diabetes Academy visiting Professor. He is one of the co-founders of EXTOD, a group that aims to provide evidence-based support for people with type 1 diabetes to undertake safe and effective exercise, and to enjoy its associated health benefits. 

At the University he leads a group that researches how to encourage and support patients with type 1 diabetes to exercise. Past studies include; EXTOD education a study that aims to developed and tested an education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes (with accompanying training for health care professionals to deliver this programme) to guide insulin and carbohydrate adjustment for safe exercise; Type 1 HIT a study that determined whether High intensity interval training is an efficient and effective form of exercise for people with Type 1 diabetes and EXTOD 101 a study that determined the “real world” risks and benefits of exercise in 101 adults with type 1 diabetes who are training for and running a Half Marathon.

Ongoing studies include; EXTOD education online a study that adapt the EXTOD education programme to an online programme; EXTOD education Denmark a study that aims to culturally adapt the EXTOD education programme so it can be used in Denmark; EXTOD adolescents a study that aims to develop an education programme to help encourage and support exercise in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes; and studies that aim to determine the best ways to remotely support adult and children with Type 1 diabetes to increase their everyday physical activity. 

At Musgrove park hospital as well as doing regular Diabetes and obesity clinics he runs specialist adult, adolescent and paediatric sports clinics to give advice to sports men, women and children who have Type 1 diabetes.

Expected listeners

This podcast has been designed for professionals working with people with type 1 diabetes within the NHS, including but not limited to:

  • Diabetes Dietitians
  • Diabetes Consultants, Professor and Registrars
  • GPs with Specialist Interest
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurses
  • Diabetes Educators

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