Tweetchat: Diabetes self-management: travel, exercise and adventure

Standing on top of the world

Standing on top of the world


The tweetchat this week will take place on Tuesday 6th January between 8:00pm and 9:00pm and will be hosted by JDRF UK (@JDRFUK).

The @OurDiabetes account will be retweeting their questions to ensure you know when to respond but if you aren’t already following @JDRFUK maybe now is the time to start… and here’s why…



In 2014 JDRF took the largest team of people, 19 in total – living with type 1 – ever to Kilimanjaro. With any trip like this there are were factors that can affect peoples blood sugar levels. JDRF wanted to chat with the type 1 community to see what adventures you have been on since your diagnoses, how/if your levels were affected and how you managed them. In June 2015 JDRF will be taking another team of people living with type 1 to the summit of Kilimanjaro and they’d love for you to join them, take a look at their website to find out more.


Participating in the tweetchat

If you haven’t participated in a tweetchat before or are unsure how to participate in the chat, everything you need to know is explained in the article Explaining Tweetchats.

Take a look at the questions that will be asked, consider reading some of the linked material, have a think about your answers and join in on Tuesday with your thoughts – it’s as simple as that!


The Questions

Question 1: What diabetes preparation do you do before travelling or going on an adventure?

Question 2: How has your diabetes affected your attitude towards exercise?

Question 3: What is the biggest adventure you’ve been on since your diagnosis?

Question 4: Has changing time zones ever affected your blood glucose levels?

Question 5: Do you have any big adventures planned for the future?


Pre-chat reading

Diabetes and exercise

  • Excarbs – Exercise and insulin. Redefined
  • RunSweet – Diabetes and Sport

Diabetes and travel

  • VoyageMD – Advice for travelling with diabetes

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