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This continuing education course with exam explains the four types of diabetes, the role of blood glucose monitoring, how to respond to glycemic fluctuations, and the appropriate exercise guidelines for training a client with diabetes.
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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.
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
Appendix: Monitoring Exercise
A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients, athletes, or patients with diabetes.
Gwen Hyatt, MS, founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc.) Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing education for fitness, health, rehabilitation, and clinical professionals. With a double master’s degree in exercise science and gerontology, Hyatt is highly respected for her work in exercise and aging. In 2013 DSWFitness was acquired by Human Kinetics, and Hyatt serves as the director of continuing education for Human Kinetics. Hyatt is a former faculty member at Bemidji State University and the University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the 2005 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year Award, the Southern Arizona Small Business Award for Excellence as a Woman-Owned Business, the Utah Fitness Instructors Association Leadership Award, and the Arthur Anderson Small Business Award. To celebrate turning 50, Hyatt participated in her first century cycling event and went on to become a platinum century cyclist. At the age of 55, she jumped into multisport competitions and completed over 30 triathlons. At age 65 her goal is to cycle the world. For more than 33 years Hyatt has been an industry educator and role model.
Hana Abdulaziz Feeney, MS, RD, CSSD, is the owner of Nourishing Results, an integrative nutrition private practice. She completed her bachelor of science degree in exercise science at Arizona State University and earned her master of science degree in nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona. She is a registered dietitian and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics.
As a nutrition coach, Feeney empowers individuals through continuous support to create positive behavior changes and achieve optimal health through conscious eating and physical activity. It is her mission to provide education and tools that inspire each individual to find his or her way to fulfilled living. She specializes in weight management, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, sports nutrition, autoimmunity, digestive health, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory disorders. She lectures regularly in the community on a variety of topics, continually develops new educational materials, leads a weekly nutrition and exercise performance workshop, and holds a weekly radio segment. As a nutritionist at a health resort, she provides one-on-one consultations on topics including prevention and treatment of chronic disease, optimizing body composition, and nutritional supplementation.
"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.”