Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
• Continuing education exam
Exercise and Diabetes, Fifth Edition CE Course explains the four types of diabetes, the role of blood glucose monitoring, and how to respond to glycemic fluctuations. You will learn the importance of nutrition management in the treatment of diabetes as well as the appropriate exercise guidelines for training a client with diabetes. The particular needs of specific populations are also addressed, including pregnant woman, athletes, and older adults with comorbidities.
• Outline the primary types of diabetes and identify symptoms, risk factors, and short- and long-term complications of each type of diabetes.
• List the benefits of exercise specific to clients with diabetes.
• Identify symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the actions that should be taken should these conditions become present while training a client.
• Create an individualized exercise program for a client with diabetes.
• Explain the importance of foot care for the people with diabetes.
• Monitor and progress exercise appropriately and recognize when exercise is contraindicated for a client with diabetes.
A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients, athletes, or patients with diabetes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Diabetes in the United States
Diabetes Mellitus in Racial and Ethnic Groups
Diabetes Mellitus in Children
Chapter 2. Understanding Diabetes Mellitus
Regulation of Blood Glucose
Types of Diabetes
Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes
Chapter 3. Nutrition and Medications for Diabetes Treatment
Monitoring Blood Glucose
Chapter 4. Exercise and Diabetes
Guidelines for Diabetes and Exercise
Benefits of Exercise
Risks of Exercise
Contraindications for Exercise
Glycemia and Exercise: Know Your Client
Chapter 5. Exercise Design
Exercise Program Development
Chapter 6. Nutrition Surrounding Exercise
Chapter 7. Special Considerations for Diabetes and Exercise
Clients Using Insulin
Clients Using Oral Medications and/or Lifestyle Modification
Clients with Gestational Diabetes
Athletes with Diabetes
Older Clients with Diabetes
Group Exercise Considerations
Foot Care for the Physically Active
Chapter 8. Professional Responsibilities
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Responding to Acute Diabetes Complications
Criteria for Termination of Exercise
Contraindications for Exercise
"This course has brought me up to date on training diabetic individuals in a safe, beneficial manner. I am impressed by your attention to detail and have gained some insight into dealing with type 2 diabetics in an exercise setting."
P. Flynn—Missoula, MT
"I’ve gained a more comprehensive appreciation for the need for pre- post-, and during-exercise monitoring for my clients with diabetes."
Z. Schauer—Saint Simons Island, GA
“I work with older adults—many of whom have diabetes and are new to exercise. This information will help me feel more confident in my ability to work with them safely. The client handouts will be very useful.”
V. Glaug—Batavia, OH