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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Exercise to preserve beta cell function in recent-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (EXTOD) - a study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Aged 16 to 60
Diagnosed with T1DM within the previous 12 weeks
Able and safe to exercise (as determined by the lead physician)
Willing to self-monitor and record blood glucose levels
Willing to take insulin as part of a multiple dose injection regime
Feel able to increase their current levels of exercise
Have a meal-stimulated C peptide value greater than 200 pmol/l (these criteria are not required for recruitment into phase 1)
Exclusion criteria Psychological or physical disease that prevents exercise
Concomitant therapy that affects heart rate (for example, beta blocker, calcium channel antagonist) as we would be unable to monitor their exercise adherence
Major surgery or other planned event that would prevent exercise for more than six weeks
Pregnancy or planning pregnancy
Uncontrolled blood pressure (greater than 180/100 mmHg), as it is unsafe to exercise with this blood pressure