Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes, The
BookDiabetes doesn’t have to slow you down. Whether you’re a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes has the training and performance advice you need to remain active while effectively managing your condition.
Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg offers best practices and tips for managing blood glucose levels for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 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.
The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes adheres to latest guidelines from such trusted sources as the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. It is the one resource you can’t be without if you want to stay healthy and active, train smarter, and reach new levels of athletic success without losing control of your blood glucose management.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceReference for athletes with diabetes and for health and fitness professionals who train or coach these athletes.
Table of ContentsPart I. Diabetic Athlete’s Toolbox
Chapter 1. Training Basics for Fitness & 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
Quotes“In The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes Sheri Colberg provides a wealth of information and guidance about exercise and diabetes—not just for elite athletes but for anyone living with diabetes who is involved in sports. Sheri includes advice about insulin (including the newer biosimilars), CGMs, pumps (including hybrid closed loops), other diabetes medications, and better food choices for exercise, including good options for snacks and hypoglycemia treatment. Furthermore, Sheri includes personal accounts from several athletes, with tips and tricks that have helped them be successful. The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes is a must-have for everyone with diabetes who takes exercise and sports seriously.”
—Jeff Hitchcock, President of Children With Diabetes
“Exercise is the billion-dollar drug that rarely gets prescribed. The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes provides people with diabetes with the knowledge and tools to exercise safely and successfully. This book will serve as a priceless tool for anyone with diabetes. Thanks to Sheri for all her great work and helping get people with diabetes more active!”
—Phil Southerland, CEO and Cofounder of Team Novo Nordisk, President and Founder of Team Type 1 Foundation
ExcerptsGetting the most from diabetes technologies
Troubleshooting your performance like an athlete
Understand hormonal responses to exercise