2013 - 2018 Master of Science Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.
Specialisation: Internal diseases
Graduated with greatest distinction - Summa cum laude.
2018 - … PhD student in Health Sciences
Topic: “The relationship between CGM-derived glycaemic control and arterial stiffness
in type 1 diabetes, and its modulation by high-intensity interval exercise.”
Doctoral studies – Ghent University, Belgium.
2018 - 2020 PhD fellowship Special Research Fund (BOF) (01/10/2018 – 31/10/2020)
Project title: “The relationship between glycaemic variability and cardiovascular
autonomic dysfunction in type 1 diabetes.”
2020 - …. PhD fellowship Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (01/11/2020 – 31/10/2024)
Project title: “The relationship between CGM-derived glycaemic control and arterial
stiffness in type 1 diabetes, and its modulation by high-intensity interval
SCIENTIFIC OUTPUT: PUBLICATIONS (both of them are peer-reviewed Q1-publications)
(1) Helleputte S, Calders P, De Backer T, Lapauw B, et al. The relationship between glycaemic variability and cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020; 1– 15. (https://doi.org/10.1002/dmrr.3301)
(2) Helleputte S, De Backer T, Calders P, Pauwels B, Shadid S, Lapauw B. The added and interpretative value of CGM-derived parameters in type 1 diabetes depends on the level of glycaemic control. Endocrine Practice. 2020. (https://doi.org/10.4158/EP-2020-0293)
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD, Europe)
Belgian Endocrine Society (BES, Belgium)
Diabetes Liga (Belgium)
RESEARCH STAY ABROAD
26/04/2021 – 17/09/2021: Universitätsklinik für Endokrinologie, Diabetes, Ernährungsmedizin und Metabolismus (UDEM), Inspelspital Bern, Switzerland – Diabetes and Exercise research group – Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christoph Stettler, dr. Sam Scott