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June 3, 365彩票网

Swansea University researchers explore the effects of diabetes and endurance sport

Swansea University researchers, including diabetes expert Dr Richard Bracken, travelled to Spain to join a global team in monitoring the gruelling demands endured by a unique group of elite cyclists to find out more about diabetes and the impact of exercise.

The team’s aim was to monitor demands on professional cycling Team Novo Nordisk; the world’s only professional cycling team made up of riders with Type 1 Diabetes. The research involved collecting nutritional, glucose and physiological data during the team’s intensive training and
exhaustive cycle testing protocols.

The research team were able to:

· Better understand factors that explain the cycling teams’ capabilities
· Explore their dietary approach to training and racing
· Detail blood glucose management practices that allow such high volumes of exercise

The impact of this research will play an important role in developing our understanding of the condition and the impact of endurance sport.

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