Dr McCarthy said: “We hope that the information that we get from this will help people use their pumps safely and manage their glucose appropriately and in doing so empower them to get the benefit of exercise.
“Now when people want to do exercise with family or friends they have to think way in advance and become a mathematician and a dietitian. I hope that we will get to a point where we can remove all these stresses so people can exercise freely without the burdens and barriers that come along with diabetes.”
Professor Richard Bracken, from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, explained that the collaboration with Copenhagen had come about after initial help from St David's Medical Foundation (SDMF), the independent charity which raises funds to support ground-breaking work in Medical Research and Education at Swansea University.
Professor Bracken said: “The Diabetes Research Unit in Swansea University Medical School has raised significant funds for SDMF and it is great to see these being used to develop the career of a researcher in the field of diabetes.
“We are so pleased that Olivia's expertise has been recognised. This important research funding will allow her to continue to enhance her work on integrating diabetes technology around physical exercise, with Professor Kirsten Norgaard who leads the Diabetes Technology group at Steno and ourselves, at Swansea University.”