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Managing Diabetes

Managing Exercise and Fluid in Diabetics

Most exercise sessions result in some degree of sweating, leading to a loss of water and salts. Fluid replacement is required to perform and limit fatigue. Inadequate fluid intake will adversely affect body temperature regulation, cardiovascular function and muscle metabolism.

Learn how to monitor blood glucose before, during and after exercise.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a leader in setting the agenda 
for diabetes research worldwide and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The Illinois Chapter organizes three core fundraising events each year⎯the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes, 
the Chance of a Lifetime Gala and Best of Illinois. JDRF also provides resources 
and support to newly diagnosed and “veteran” people and families affected by 
type 1 diabetes.

For more information about local activities and resources, please visit

Managing Diabetes

While we know that Slam Dunk for Diabetes® Basketball Camps gives kids tools and tips they can use to help themselves, we hope that this section will help kids and their families with educational information you can download, updates and links to resources. A key part of the Slam Dunk playbook is teaching kids how to manage diabetes and how to care for everything from their teeth to their toes. We take teaching seriously, but make sure that lessons are fun and memorable⎯ask us about our Game Changers™ quiz. Diabetes is a complex disease and so is its management. With so many factors involved, from food to exercise to insulin or medication, living with diabetes presents challenges for the entire family. If you would like to share some of your favorite resources, please contact us.
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