Exercise management clinics 

There are 2 clinics run specifically to help children and young people manage exercise and Type 1 Diabetes. We know that exercise can present challenges for managing blood glucose levels. 

Monthly exercise & diabetes management clinic

This clinic is held on the 4th Friday afternoon of the month and accepts referrals for advice about management of sports and diabetes for patients who are not under the care of UCLH. The clinic is run by Francesca. Each appointment is an hour long and aims to provide advice specific to sports management to help manage diabetes and improve sports performance. The clinic includes an assessment of body composition, the creation of a sports nutrition eating plan and a review of the impact of specific sports on blood glucose levels. Members of the referring MDT are welcome to attend the clinic with families.

Referrals to the clinic should be sent to Francesca Annan, Clinical Specialist Paediatric/Adolescent Diabetes Dietitian, University College London Hospitals, 6th Floor Central, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG

Weekly exercise and diabetes management clinic
This is held on Friday mornings for children and young people who attend the UCLH children and young people’s diabetes service and run by Francesca and Laura. Each appointment is an hour long to allow time for detailed discussion about exercise and sports management. In addition to providing sports specific advice the appointments can be used to plan management for activity trips with schools and other organisations.