Short sprint backed for exercise hypoglycaemia

A short sprint is a reliable way of preventing post-exercise hypoglycaemia, even when there have been prior episodes, endocrinologists from WA have shown.

Patients with diabetes are often deterred from doing moderate exercise because of the risk of post-exercise hypoglycaemia, researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research note in the journal Diabetologia this week.

One approach to preventing the hypoglycaemia is to perform a short burst of high intensity exercise such as a 10 second sprint after exercise, they say. However, before sprinting can be