Sport&Diabetes Kick-off meeting at IDF Europe premises

10 February 2020

Sport&Diabetes is a EU co-founded project that aims to create a publication for all stakeholders of people living with type 1 diabetes. Partners of the project met on January 29 at the premises of IDF Europe and discussed how best to implement the project to achieve the highest success and outcome.

logo SportDiabetesThe aims would be achieved by producing a practical publication focussing on people who already have diabetes and their inclusion in sport both through clubs and school and spreading awareness about the link between physical activity and better diabetes management using the large networks of project partners.

The coordinator TSV Bayer Leverkusen and the partners IDF Europe (International Diabetes Federation Europe region), HAŠK Mladost (Croatia), Olympiakos (Greece), Lazio Volley (Italy) and Wiener Sport Club (Austria) will tackle the problems of people with diabetes who engage in sport activities. The project is a part of Erasmus+ Sport action and is co-founded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Over the next 30 months, we will encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport for kids and young adults with type 1 diabetes. The main objective is to enable children to do sport by educating and raising awareness among stakeholders of the importance of physical activity in the management of diabetes.

The goals of the project are to convey the message that people with type 1 diabetes can participate in sports just like any other person. To achieve this, it will be important to educate stakeholders on how to handle the risks concerning diabetes and reduce fears that lead to the exclusion of children with diabetes.