Glycaemic stability of a cyclist with Type 1 diabetes: 4011 km in 20 days on a ketogenic diet

J. Nolan, A. Rush, J. Kaye

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Abstract

Background Maintaining glycaemic control during exercise presents a significant challenge for people living with Type 1 diabetes. Significant glycaemic variability has been observed in athletes with Type 1 diabetes in competitive contexts. While very-low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets have been shown to minimize glycaemic excursions, no published data have examined if this translates to exercise. Case report We report the case of a 37-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes who successfully undertook a 4011 km cycle across Australia over 20 consecutive days whilst consuming a very-low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. Continuous glucose monitoring data capture was 98.4% for the ride duration and showed remarkable glycaemic stability, with a standard deviation of 2.1 mmol/l (average interstitial glucose 6.1 mmol/l) and 80.4% of time spent within a range of 3.9-10 mmol/l. Interstitial glucose was

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1507
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jul 2019

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