Document Type : Literature Reviews


1 Tarbiat Modares University

2 Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA



The rapid and unprecedented outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which spread rapidly around the world in late 2019, prompted the World Health Organization to declare an outbreak of a public health emergency, which soon become an international public health concern. These concerns are especially more serious in people with certain diseases, such as diabetes. The need for quarantine and the preservation of social distances lead to further inactivity and so more health consequences. Children are among those affected by quarantine and the resulting inactivity. Although children were initially thought to be less affected by coronavirus, those with certain conditions and diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, could be particularly vulnerable. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain physical activity and regular exercise, which in addition to reducing the consequences of inactivity, can lead to better control of blood glucose in children with type 1 diabetes. This article aimed to review the need for regular physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes quarantined during the COVID-19 outbreak. For this purpose, we searched the PubMed, Scopus and Google scholar database up to September 30,2021, and reviewed articles published on keywords: Children, COVID-19, Physical activity, Type 1 diabetes