Newry sports people inspire young people with diabetes

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Community, Sport
Young people with diabetes have been learning how they can enjoy exercise from a number of successful sports people at an event organised by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Dr Sarinda Millar, Consultant Paediatrician explained, “We look after around 250 children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes across the Southern Trust. Our aim is to support and educate them and their families in managing their condition so that they can lead fulfilled lives. “Having diabetes should not prevent anyone from participating in and enjoying sport and exercise. We encourage not just children and adolescents with diabetes but everyone to exercise regularly and frequently to keep them healthy and prevent many medical conditions. “We do understand that many young children with diabetes and their parents worry about participating in sport and are unsure how to manage their diabetes when exercising. “We hope this event, Managing Diabetes and Sport helped to encourage and inspire our children and young and give them the knowledge to manage their diabetes whilst exercising,” Dr Millar added. The programme included workshops, advice from diabetes and sports specialists and inspirational speakers Marathon Runner, Siobhan Monaghan and Ironman, Kevin Murdock who shared their personal experiences of enjoying sport with Type 1 diabetes.
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