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2 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2012 - 5:31PM #3
jennagrant
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type1

I've had type 1 since age 4 and did ballet for 10 years as a child and young teenager.  Managing blood sugars with exercise is the toughest part of diabetes.  Sometimes the classes, especially with a lot of bar work, would actually make my blood sugar higher because muscles release glycogen (stored glucose).  Does your daughter use pump or shots?  If she uses a pump does she disconnect when dancing? She's probably just going to need to experiment with food and insulin timing until she finds the sweet spot with blood sugar management. 


This article is cool and has some good advice.  living-in-progress.com/2011/12/dancing-b... 


Another great resource is Gary Scheiner's online classes.  He's the author of "Think Like a Pancreas" and is a long time type 1 and exercise physiologist.  He offers a $30 online class on blood sugar management for exercise at www.type1university.com and in the live sessions will respond to questions. 

2 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2012 - 1:31PM #2
furball64801
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Hi and welcome to Dlife its not as active here as it once was.    Sorry no one answered you yet.    My mom  was a competitive dancer  in the 1950s not much has changed about it  I bet.     She was very thin but dx type 2 and D runs deep in our family.    Exercise and insulin along with food  is hard to balance.    I have a 10 yr old niece that   is type 1 and plays sports  all I can say   balance is the key. 

2 years ago  ::  Nov 23, 2012 - 5:49PM #1
chrisar
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type1
Hello my name is Chris and I am the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter with Type 1 diabetes. I am hoping to meet others who are not only diabetic but are competitive dancers or into some sort of competitive activity. My daughter is a ballerina and we are having issues regulating her food intake, BG levels and exercise.

Looking forward to talking with you.
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