Start date 01-11-2023
End date 31-04-2026
EU Grant: 400.000,00 €
objective of project
Idea of this project is to create a digital solution where knowledge and experiences of doing sport with diabetes can be found and shared. Athletes living with diabetes more often than other athletes find themselves in situations where they can potentially give up on sport. Practicing a sport and managing everyday life can be hard on everybody but people living with T1D have to make approximately 180 more decisions daily then other people.
This digital community would help with making some of these decisions and be a place where people with diabetes, coaches, parents, and experts from the fields of diabetes, sport, medicine, nutrition… could offer peer support: meet, share and get knowledge, experience, tips&tricks, help with problems and answer specific questions to help with encouraging and keeping people living with diabetes in sport.
The goal is to offer a tool where they can seek the knowledge on their own finding the basic and additional resources on doing sport with diabetes, but also share the knowledge in between.
These types of project have the power to bring together fields that don’t often mix. This is the biggest benefit of interfiled projects that gather experts for a specific reason to create something grate that otherwise wouldn’t be possible without a specific initiative that benefits all fields but has to be strongly driven and lead by a wish for change and development.
Professor Felice Strollo, M.D. endocrinologist and diabetologist, an expert working on the Sports&Diabetes – Tackling diabetes with sport project