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'Activity snacking' for type 1 diabetes

February 2024
August 2025
UK wide
University of Birmingham
The effect of interrupting sitting with regular active breaks on glycaemia and daily insulin dose in sedentary people with type 1 diabetes (EXTActive) daily insulin dose in sedentary people with type 1 diabetes (EXTOD-Active)

Researchers at the University of Birmingham would like to recruit people aged 18-66 who've been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for more than three years, use multiple daily injections or an insulin pump, and wear flashing glucose monitors, to take part in a new study. They're looking at if regular short breaks from sitting time, known as 'activity snacking' can help with glucose management in people living with type 1. 

Taking part will involve an initial assessment, followed by a four-week intervention. You'll be asked either to carry on with your normal lifestyle or to start taking short active breaks in between your sitting time. After the four weeks, you'll be assessed again for your health conditions. Participants will receive in total £75 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. 

You can read more information about this research project at here. To find out more about how to take part in, please contact: Joe Jenkins at or call 07397007217.  

Next Review Date
Next review due
01 August 2025
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