Swansea University is hosting the “ Diabetes and Exercise - Moving for Life” event on Saturday 8 July

Colleagues from the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Engineering, who are based at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru, Swansea University, are holding this free event in collaboration with Diabetes UK, Cymru.

The event takes place on Saturday 8 July in Lecture Theatre B004, Engineering Central at the Bay Campus between 9.30am – 3.00pm.

Lifestyle Lead and co-organiser, Dr Richard Bracken, Associate Professor in Exercise, Physiology and Biochemistry in the Applied Sport, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research Centre (A-STEM) at Swansea University said: “ This free event  will deliver practical advice, information and inspirational talks about physical activity and diet for people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.

“The event is open to all. It will feature talks from key diabetes researchers, healthcare and medical professionals. Covering subjects of interest ranging from exercise, nutrition, blood glucose management, medication, and advice regarding children.”

Registration is required.

Register at: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=248943&

For more information about the event contact: Richard Bracken (Email: r.m.bracken@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792 513059

The programme topics, speakers and timings are as follows:   




Registration/ Coffee


Chairs Richard Bracken, Dai Williams

10.20 – 10.25

Welcome and Opening

Professor Stephen Bain,Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru & Dai Williams, Diabetes UK, Cymru

10.30- 10.50

Exercising with type 1 diabetes – the Highs and Lows! 

Paul Coker


Exercising with non-insulin dependent diabetes – the Highs and Lows! 

Deborah Longman, NHS Wales


Physical activity initiatives in Wales

Rob Sage, Public Health Wales


Good nutrition for people with Diabetes

Kathryn John, ABMU

12:10 – 12:30

Exercise encouragement for children: Parent-Child interaction

Camilla Knight, Swansea University


Lunch Break


Type 1 Diabetes track

Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 diabetes track


Blood Glucose management for aerobic exercise


Matt Campbell, Leeds University

Health Benefits of Walking


Charlotte Jelleyman, Leicester Diabetes Centre


Blood Glucose management for Games & interval exercise


Othmar Moser, Swansea University

Diabetes medication and exercise



Richard Bracken, Swansea University


Glucose management for strength exercise

Jane Yardley, Alberta, Canada

Strategies that improve exercise adherence

Kevin Craddock, NUI Galway


Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) / Dose Adjustment For your Daily Diet (DAFYDD)

Kathryn John, ABMU

X-PERT Diabetes

Tom Coles, NHS Wales

14:50- 15:00

What Diabetes UK and Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru can do to help? Resources, Advice, Research.

Richard Bracken, Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru &Dai Williams Diabetes UK, Cymru


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