A multidisciplinary evaluation of a virtually-supervised home-based high-intensity interval training intervention in people with type 1 diabetes

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Authors

  • Sam N Scott
  • Sam O. Shepherd
  • Rob C Andrews
  • Tejpal S Purewal
  • Florence Kinnafick
  • Daniel J Cuthbertson
  • Sandra Atkinson-Goulding
  • Tom Noon
  • Anton J M Wagenmakers
  • Matt Cocks

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate a virtually-supervised home-based high-intensity interval training (Home-HIT) intervention in people with type 1 diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Eleven individuals with type 1 diabetes (7 women; age 30±3 years; V ̇O2peak 2.5±0.2 L/min-1; duration of diabetes 10±2 years) completed six weeks of Home-HIT. A HR monitor and mobile phone application were used to provide feedback to the participants and research team on exercise intensity (compliance) and adherence.

RESULTS: Training adherence was 95±2% and compliance was 99±1%. Home-HIT increased V ̇O2peak by 7% (P=0.017) and decreased insulin dose by 13% (P=0.012). Blood glucose concentration did not change from baseline to immediately or 1h post Home-HIT. Qualitative perceptions of Home-HIT and the virtual-monitoring system were positive, supporting that the intervention successfully removed exercise barriers in people with type 1 diabetes.

CONCLUSIONS: Virtually-monitored Home-HIT resulted in high adherence alongside increased V ̇O2peak and decreased insulin dose.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number871
JournalDiabetes Care
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • type 1 diabetes (T1D), Exercise, High intensity interval training