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 and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
1.0 Canfitpro (Note: All 3 Levels together total 4 CECs for the Diabetes Exercise Specialist Certification)
6.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
3.0 National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
6.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
6.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
6.0 Sara’s City Workout(SCW)
*Successful Completion of Level 1 is required prior to taking Level 2
This intermediate course covers more on insulin resistance, interval and other key types of training, oral medications, food effects on activity, avoiding hypoglycemia, diabetes health complications, medication weight gain and loss, youth with diabetes, latest training trends, and overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion with effective goal-setting and technology use.
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. Review the basics about diabetes, including the types and potential health complications.
2. Learn more about insulin resistance and exercise effects, as well as cardio exercise precautions and different types of training appropriate for diabetes.
3. Understand the effects of oral diabetes medications, food, energy drinks, and vitamins in people with diabetes or prediabetes
4. Learn how to monitor exercise intensity, avoid exercise-related blood glucose lows, and whether the latest training trends are appropriate for your clients.
Part 1: Diabetes review
Part 2: Motion overview: understanding insulin resistance and exercise effects
Part 3: Diabetes motion training: cardio exercise precautions, interval training, more on resistance, flexibility and unstructured activities
Part 4: Diabetes motion basics: monitoring exercise intensity, fine tuning food intake for activity, avoiding medication-induced hypoglycemia, spontaneous exercise, later-onset hypos, hypoglycemia unawareness, sprinting to prevent hypos, staying hydrated
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: diabetes-related health complications, medication weight gain and loss, youth with diabetes, latest training trends
Part 7: Motion motivation: overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion, more on effective goal-setting, using technology for motivation
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. More courses and training programs can be accessed through Diabetes Motion Academy (www.dmacademy.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.
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