T1D can have a significant affect on how a person engages with physical activity. Relatedly, dance is a specified form of physical activity. The more we know about how to control blood glucose levels the better we can participate in activities like dance. We want to help T1D's who are interested in dance learn tactics for controlling blood sugar levels in the dance classroom.
Having T1D can be tough...but you are not alone! Meeting other people who deal with T1D and share your love for dance is so important. Maybe you will meet and make a new dia-buddy? The T1D community is a wide and welcoming one. Having a connection with other people who understand you experience as a T1D can help make life even sweeter.
No one should EVER have to stop doing what they love because of diabetes. Our goal at D-Dance is to help support T1D dancers in continuing their love of dance while dealing with diabetes.
As a Doctoral Fellow at York University D-Dance founder Deanna Paolantonio focuses on dance and T1D in her research. Some of our D-Dance events include her research endeavours and you can sign up to be part of them if you would like to. The more research we do the better we can get at helping T1D's continue to lead active lives as dancers.