Online CourseThe package components are as follows:
- The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes text
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg offers best practices and tips for managing blood glucose levels for athletes of all ages. She provides the most up-to-date information on
- insulin and other medications and their effects on exercise,
- nutritional practices and supplements, including low-carbohydrate eating,
- the latest technologies used to manage glucose, including continuous glucose monitoring (CGM),
- injury prevention and treatment as well as tactics for diabetes-related joint issues, and
- mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.
After reading this book and successfully completing the 50-question multiple-choice exam, you will be able to do the following:
- Summarize the types of exercise training that adults with diabetes should engage in.
- Explain the importance of different types of physical activity to diabetes management.
- Describe the basics of energy systems and how exercise metabolism is altered by diabetes.
- List the types of medications prescribed to manage blood glucose and describe their impact on activity.
- Understand dietary practices related to exercise and alterations for people with diabetes.
- Recognize the emerging role of technologies in diabetes exercise management.
- Assess the safety and effectiveness of exercise by those with diabetes-related health complications.
- Predict the mind-set of an athlete with diabetes that will lead to success.
- List the most common athletic injuries and how to prevent or avoid them.
- Explain the changes to diabetes regimens (diet, insulin) that may be needed during physical activity.
- Summarize the usual practices of active individuals with diabetes who engage in a variety of fitness, endurance, power-endurance, power, and recreational sports activities.
AudienceA continuing education course for strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.
Table of ContentsPart I. The Athlete’s Toolbox
Chapter 1. Training Basics for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 2. Balancing Exercise Blood Glucose
Chapter 3. Ups and Downs of Insulin and Other Medications
Chapter 4. Eating Right and Supplementing for Activity
Chapter 5. Using Technology and Monitoring to Enhance Performance
Chapter 6. Thinking and Acting Like an Athlete
Chapter 7. Preventing and Treating Athletic Injuries
Part II. Guidelines for Specific Activities
Chapter 8. Fitness Activities
Chapter 9. Endurance Sports
Chapter 10. Endurance–Power Sports
Chapter 11. Power Sports
Chapter 12. Outdoor Recreation and Sports
Appendix A. Diabetes, Sports, and Related Organizations
Appendix B. Diabetes, Sports, and Nutrition Websites