At HypoActive, we believe diabetics should harness their insulin injected engines.
Exercise promotes a whole range of health benefits, and for diabetics, this is especially important. But it's not easy. It can be complicated and frustrating. No one wants hypos (or hypers) during or after exercise.
The mission statement for HypoActive is: to inspire and enable the Type 1 community to live a more physically active lifestyle.
We are your peers. We too go through the same challenges surrounding exercise in a busy lifestyle while managing type 1 diabetes. We welcome anyone who is interested in exercise regardless of their current level of activity and experience.
Once again the people of Melbourne and surrounds are taking to the streets in huge numbers for this massive event. And once again HypoActive is putting together a team of runners and walkers to show the world that type 1 diabetes is no barrier to getting active and getting healthy.
HypoActive's popular fun run/walk/ride group won't be meeting on the last Sunday of July as on that day we have a strong team entered in Run Melbourne. But for August we've got a special morning lined up at Melbourne's central, iconic Tan Track.
John on The Tan
This is the biggest marathon in Australia. It has been running since 1978, when over 2,000 people ran from Frankston to the Melbourne Town Hall. Now there are well over 6,000 who complete the full marathon and over 35,000 runners and walkers who enter the four accompanying - shorter - distances. And once again, the amazing new HypoActive singlets will be out there, spread through the separate events, showing active people from all walks of life that type 1 diabetes needn't stop anyone doing anything.
It's early days, but planning is already afoot for a fabulous AcT1vate weekend in February/March of 2015. We don't have any fixed details yet, but we do have some initial support and there's a small team beavering away behind the scenes plotting out what should prove to be the best ever version of this life-changing event for type 1's tackling exercise.