This study looks at the effects of physical activity on glycaemia and daily insulin dose in sedentary people with type 1 diabetes.

It is part of the Exercise for Type 1 Diabetes (EXTOD) programme, which aims to provide evidence-based support for people living with diabetes to be able to undertake safe, effective exercise.

EXTOD-Active is being carried out by a team of researchers at Liverpool John Moores University.


  • Aged 18-66
  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least three years
  • Don’t exercise regularly
  • Spend most of the day sitting down


  • Remote and online (via Zoom)


Taking part will mean being part of a six-week programme which will include:

  • Two health tests in your own home which will include a range of tests (eg blood samples, body measurements etc) as well as questionnaires about lifestyle and medical history
  • Wearing an activity monitor for one week
  • Completing a four-week programme of ‘active breaks’ consisting of regular short walks to break up sitting time (*)
  • Measuring insulin dose and carbohydrate intake and using an Abbott Libre sensor to monitor glucose levels throughout the study period.

Participants will receive £75 of shopping vouchers, paid in three instalments during the study.

* Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups; the control group which will continue with their normal lifestyle or the ‘active breaks’ group.

Recruiting until

  • 30 April 2025

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