HypoActive was formed from the need to provide information, ongoing support and inspiration to others participating in exercise challenges while learning from others with diabetes in the process.
Despite the obvious benefits from regular exercise, studies have shown that people with type 1 diabetes often experience poorer health outcomes from introducing exercise into their routine. This is usually due to the added complexity required to manage glucose levels from the effects of exercise. For these reasons, many people with type 1 diabetes are wary of exercise.
But with up to date information on management techniques, attention to detail and a commitment to better health outcomes, exercise can comfortably form part of everyday life. People with type 1 diabetes can represent their country, win Olympic Gold, or even scale Everest. HypoActive has a strong commitment to assist in empowering everyone with type one diabetes.Each year we provide opportunities to participate in a number of select endurance challenges, lobby for more research into the effects of exercise on type 1 diabetes, and encourage others to exercise more often. The group is based in Melbourne with key links throughout Australia and New Zealand, providing on-line support through this website, www.hypoactive.org
HypoActive is a community network group under Diabetes Australia - Victoria (DA-Vic). We conform to their requirements for a peer suppor group and are covered for public liability through DA-Vic's cover with VMIA. More information can be found here.
The expression, Insulin Injected Engine ®, is a Registered Trade Mark authorised to HypoActive for exclusive use. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We have over 450 members from across Australia. You can read more about some of our members.
In 2010 HypoActive was profiled in Australian Cyclist in the story Insulin Injected Engines.
Our current committee was elected in January 2012, and is as follows:
|Vice President:||Ben Howell|
|Financial Advisor:||Sarah Fisher|
|Public Officer and Clothing Coordinator:||Danielle Harrison|
|Newsletter Editor:||Gavin Wright|
Abbott Diabetes Care provides blood glucose meters, test strips and accessories.
Many HypoActive members use the popular Optium Xceed, a blood glucose monitoring system that enables people with diabetes to test both blood glucose or blood ketones, or the Freestyle Lite, a blood glucose monitoring system which is easy to use as it does not require coding.
Sanofi Diabetes produces a number of medicines used in the treatment of diabetes. Two insulins, Apidra and Lantus, are available in Australia.
With our Clinical and Sales Specialist teams, 24 hour pump Helpline, large research and development resources in insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring, Medtronic Diabetes sets the standard in diabetes care.
The Nut Bloke has a huge variety of nuts.
The group meets online (via skype) after hours on weeknights throughout the year. Contact our secretary if you would like to join us. All welcome, and easy to attend without having to leave home!