Basic physical activity

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9413
Publication Format: A4 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 09/15
Next Review: 07/18

Information to help parents manage young children's blood glucose during every day physical activity and active play. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

  • To ensure optimal growth and development by encouraging and promoting self-management of diabetes.
  • To support the patient/client and their carers to adopt dietary practice to help avoid long-term diabetes complications.

The Target Group will:

  • Understand what foods contain CHO.
  • Understand how CHO affects blood glucose levels.
  • Know how to identify foods that contain CHO and how to calculate the amount of CHO in a serving of food:
    - Know how to use CHO reference table/grid
  • Know that insulin in required to regulate blood glucose and energy.
    - Know how to calculate bolus insulin – how to use the table/grid and bolus advisors.
  • Know how to read labels and use this information to:
    - calculate CHO in servings
    - make healthy food choices.
  • Know how to calculate and adjust insulin (bolus and basal) for meals, snacks and activities based on variable factors including:
    - GI (fat, sugar, fibre, protein content)
    - Time and duration of meals/eating
    - Stress/excitement, energy expenditure
  • Understand the importance of monitoring and keeping a diary to record BG, insulin, CHO etc.
  • Mark A. Sperling (eds) ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2014
  • Francesca Annan, Physical Activity and Diabetes – health benefits and management strategies for children and young people. Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Carmel Smart, Both Dietary Protein and Fat Increase Postprandial Glucose Excursions in Children with type 1 diabetes, and the Effect is Additive. Diabetes care  volume 36: 3897 – 3902  December 2013
  • Frances Hanson, Karen Ross, Expressing carbohydrate ratios, Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Diabetes Action Plan, The Scottish Government (2010), The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
  • D De Silva, Helping people help themselves. A review of the evidence considering whether it’s worthwhile to support self-management, The Health Foundation, London. (2011)
  • Guidance on the use of patient education models for diabetes, Technology, Appraisal 60, NICE (2003) London.
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Information to help children and young people manage their blood glucose while participating in active training and competitive sports. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9414

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  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9412

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A guide to keeping blood glucose within target during changes to routine. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9438

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