Join the Fit with Diabetes Challenge
Editors Note:Christel is a blogger, personal trainer, diabetes advocate, fitness bikini champion and fitness personality. She has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1997.
Beyond Type 1 met up with Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong for a chat about fitness and her next Fit With Diabetes Challenge which is kicking off on January 3.
Christel has Type 1, but she also has professional training experience that pertains to safely and effectively working out with Type 1 diabetes, no matter what your level of fitness is. Heres what she had to say about the program that canchange the way those with Type 1 think and feel about working out and the physical and mental health that can follow.
BT1: Why did you decide to do the Fit With Diabetes challenge?
CO: I created Diabetes Strong as a website dedicated to diabetes and fitness because I was missing a place online for guidance on how to safely and effectively exercise with diabetes.
Every week, I receive a lot of really good questions from my readers and the people I train about how to manage blood sugars when working out , what to eat for good nutrition and blood sugar control, as well as more emotional questions on how to get motivated or how to manage the fears of hypoglycemia .
In my Fit With Diabetes Challenges, I (and a team of diabetes experts) take people through all of the different aspects of exercising and eating healthily with diabetes in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step fashion and give them the tools they need to be successful.
BT1: What can people expect from the challenge?
CO:This challenge will focus on Continue reading