Helping people with type 1 diabetes: sports & exercise

Sports and type 1 diabetes Can be challenging but it does not have to be. This course gives you the key points that you need to manage your type 1 diabetes around all forms of sport and exercise.

In this series of short videos, averaging around 5 minutes each. The program combines the best in peer reviewed evidence with a pragmatic approach developed over more than 40 years of living with type 1 diabetes. The program has been developed with a qualified teacher to give the program the maximum impact.

This program is evidence-based (1, 2), it uses the peer-reviewed and published research on exercise and type 1 diabetes to give you:

  • The Best Information Available
  • Short bite-sized videos
  • Notebooks and Infographics to Help You Remember All of The Key Points
  • Strategies to Discuss with Your Health Care Professionals

My name is Paul Coker and I have been living with and exercising with type 1 diabetes for 43 years, I have climbed Kilimanjaro and run 40 half marathons in a single year and I now spend my time helping people like you who have type 1 diabetes to develop strategies so that you can exercise without your diabetes getting in the way (too much). 

When I built this course I needed a lot of help from experts on YouTube to help me to create the videos and the best experience for you.  I soon realised that most of the experts love to film themselves talking and all I really wanted was an answer to my question in 5 minutes or less.  Can you relate to that?  So I  decided to create a series of short lessons that give you the essential tools and stratgies about exercise and managing your type 1 diabetes.

About Paul Coker &
Paul is recognised as an expert on type 1 diabetes and exercise and lectures at the annual ExTOD (Exercise and Type One Diabetes) conferences on endurance and extreme altitutude exercise with type 1 diabetes. Paul works in collaboration with leading medical experts and has had speaking engagements at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference. His website on type 1 diabetes and execise is recommended by the Association of British Clinical Diabeteologist and he is the winner of a diabetes UK inspire award.

Paul is now in his final year of an MSc in Diabetes Practise at Swansea Medical School.

By attending this program, you confirm that you have agreed to this disclaimer and legal liability waiver.

This program is for entertainment and educational purposes only. It is NOT intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Within the context of this program Paul Coker is serving as an education speaker - not as your medical provider. Always consult your doctor in a timely manner for any medical concerns. Never change or discontinue any doctor prescribed medical treatment without consulting your doctor first. In this program, any comments made by Paul Coker or any other participants are NOT to be taken as a substitute for indivdual medical advice. You hereby forever release, waive and discharge any claims against Paul Coker and associates. You confirm that you're using this product solely for your personal entertainment or education and take full responsibility for your own action and results.

There are no guarantees that your results will correlate to the evidence in the literature or to the experiences that others have had in adopting these strategies. Your results may vary. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us.


This material is 100% evidence based and is recommended by the Association of British Clinical Diabeteologists.

Reference sources include:

(1) Riddell MC, Gallen IW, Smart CE, Taplin CE, Adolfsson P, Lumb AN, Kowalski A, Rabasa-Lhoret R, McCrimmon RJ, Hume C, Annan F, Fournier PA, Graham C, Bode B, Galassetti P, Jones TW, Millán IS, Heise T, Peters AL, Petz A, Laffel LM. Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 May;5(5):377-390. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30014-1. Epub 2017 Jan 24. Erratum in: Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 May;5(5):e3. PMID: 28126459.

Moser O, Riddell MC, Eckstein ML, Adolfsson P, Rabasa-Lhoret R, van den Boom L, Gillard P, Nørgaard K, Oliver NS, Zaharieva DP, Battelino T, de Beaufort C, Bergenstal RM, Buckingham B, Cengiz E, Deeb A, Heise T, Heller S, Kowalski AJ, Leelarathna L, Mathieu C, Stettler C, Tauschmann M, Thabit H, Wilmot EG, Sourij H, Smart CE, Jacobs PG, Bracken RM, Mader JK. Glucose management for exercise using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and intermittently scanned CGM (isCGM) systems in type 1 diabetes: position statement of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) endorsed by JDRF and supported by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 Dec;21(8):1375-1393. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13105. Epub 2020 Oct 13. PMID: 33047481; PMCID: PMC7702152.

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Living with & studying type 1 diabetes for 43 years, researching exercise and nutriton at Swansea University Medical School


Hi my name is Paul Coker and I believe that the best technology that I have to manage my health  is education. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July 1977 and I have never let it stand in his way. I am an author, extreme altitude mountain climber, runner and expert on type 1 diabetes and exercise and nutritional approaches to maximise insulin sensitivity.  I  train medical professionals about type 1 diabetes and exercise and my website is recommended by the leading medical authorities.

I am  also an accomplished international public speaker and deliver educational and inspirational presentations. I am currently in the last few months  of a Masters degree in Diabets Practise at Swansea Medical School; his research project combines aspects of leading diabetes technology and physical activity.

My passsion is helping people to live well with diabetes, this is probably because the research and technology did not exist in the first 20 years that I lived with type 1 and I want to help people like you to have an easier journey your diabets than I had in those early years. I look forward to helping you in your journey with diabetes.