As part of my efforts to help bariatric athletes succeed with effective sports nutrition practices, I have created a short survey for bariatric athletes to take. The survey has to do with usage of medical tents at sports events.
Endurance athletes (with and without bariatric surgery) end up in medical tents for many reasons. The medical personnel commonly have little knowledge about bariatric athletes. Hence, my goal is to:
1. Gather information about medical issues that arise for bariatric athletes, and share that info with sportsmedicine professionals so they can better help these athletes.
2. Educate bariatric athletes (and all athletes, for that matter) about how to stay out of medical tents.
This survey is designed to helpful (not critical) so health professionals can support bariatric athletes in their efforts to reach their exercise goals.