“Exercise and Excellence Workshops are our base layer and may be the only of it’s kind across Canada.” – The ICD team
Professional grade workshops with diabetes skills.
Exercise and Excellence Workshops are our base layer which all other programs build off of. They span from everyday activities to those which challenge the greatest athletes with discussions around diabetes management, including how to prepare beforehand (strategies, supplies, etc.), our base blood sugars and how they may change. As a group, we reflect on what we did to create learning opportunities and improvement.
These workshops are great to get a taste of what ICD is all about!
Workshops form the base layer of our programs and you can expect the following in these workshops:
Activity (or several of them, this can include sports, theme parks, custom made adventure races, exploring trails and waterways, art, music and culinary creations)
Preparing as a group, we discuss what items we need with us to be successful in the activity at hand and effectively add diabetes supplies along with creative solutions to how to carry them to minimize impact.
We will discuss where our blood sugars are and how to predict potential problems.
We will test our blood sugars along the way and see how our strategies work out.
We will reflect on our blood sugars afterwards to see if we can spot any improvements in our strategy share ideas to review amongst the group.
Identify issues we need to take to our health care teams and what details we should collect to tell an accurate story.
Sometimes, these workshops may be held on specific PA days at school!