Syncope during resistance exercise in an individual with type 1 diabetes

Daniel Turner, M. Ayles, Ben Gray, Stephen Luzio, Stephen Bain, E.D. Rees, Dan West, Matthew Campbell, L. Bastin, Richard Bracken

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Although metabolic and cardiovascular effects of resistance exercise in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) remain poorly explored, research employing type 2 diabetes suggests glycaemic and cardiovascular benefits. However, this intense exercise carries some risks. Here we describe the cardiovascular and metabolic responses of a newly diagnosed, previously sedentary T1DM individual experiencing syncope during an unaccustomed acute bout of resistance exercise. The cause of this exercise-induced incident was attributed to inappropriate cardiovascular control and lack of habituation to accompanying acid-base disturbances. Careful consideration of exercise intensity and progression in previously sedentary T1DM performing resistance exercise sessions is warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-293
JournalPractical Diabetes
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


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