Master the basics for working with clients who are physically active with diabetes or prediabetes, including types of training that are appropriate and critical, injury prevention, blood glucose monitoring, medication basics (and exercise effects), complications, exercise motivation, and more.
All certified personal trainers need this information to train these clients.
1. Course Text (Download eBook pdf)
2. 7 online videos
3. 50 Question Multiple Choice Online Exam (80 % or better required to pass exam)
1. Master the basics about diabetes, including the types and potential health complications.
2. Learn more about usual responses to physical activity in people with diabetes or prediabetes.
3. Be able to effectively create a training routine for your diabetes clients that will keep them performing optimally and free of injury.
4. Understand the basics of working with overweight or obese and older clients with diabetes or prediabetes
Part 1: Diabetes overview: key terms, diabetes and prediabetes basics, when to get a checkup first
Part 2: Motion overview: physiology basics, hormonal responses, exercise energy systems
Part 3: Diabetes motion training: cardio, resistance, flexibility, core, and balance training basics
Part 4: Diabetes motion basics: blood glucose monitoring, oral medications, injected (noninsulin) meds, medication exercise effects, effects of food, supplements (amino acids, and creatine), injuries
Part 5: Diabetes motion specifics: meters and continuous monitors, normal responses, how motion factors affect blood glucose, adjusting exercise food intake, adjusting meds and insulin for exercise, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia
Part 6: Special considerations: health complications overview, overweight or obese clients, older clients
Part 7: Motion motivation: why people stop exercising, motivational interviewing, overcoming exercise barriers (quiz), effective goal setting
6.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
6.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
6.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.6 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
6.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
3.0 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
6.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
6.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
About the Author: Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM
Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA). In 2016, she was honored with the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health, as well as numerous books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, The Science of Staying Young, The Diabetes Breakthrough, Diabetes and Keeping Fit for Dummies., and The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes. Her articles, blogs, videos, and more are available on her websites at www.shericolberg.com and www.diabetesmotion.com.
A distinguished graduate of Stanford University (B.A.), University of California, Davis (M.A.), and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), she consults for the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as working closely with the American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on diabetes-related topics and projects. With well over 50 years of personal experience as an exerciser living well with type 1 diabetes, she enjoys working out regularly on conditioning machines, swimming, biking, walking, weight training, and hiking with her husband in coastal California.