Essentials of Diabetes and Prediabetes
This course is sold off-site by World Instructor Training Schools
Author: Dr. Sheri Cohlberg, Ph.D.
One in three Americans (over 115 million Americans) currently can be diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. This introductory course introduces professionals to the basics of being physically active with diabetes, or pre-diabetes, including types of training that are appropriate and critical, injury prevention, blood glucose monitoring, medication basics (and exercise effects), complications, exercise motivation, and more. Health and fitness professionals will learn how to work with clients with diabetes or pre-diabetes, many of whom may have health complications that must be managed for them to train safely and effectively.
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Master the basics about diabetes, including the types and potential health complications.
- Understand the usual responses to physical activity in people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
- Recommend training for diabetes clients that allows them to get fit and remain injury free.
- Motivate clients with diabetes to be more active by overcoming barriers.
- Know the limitations associated with exercising with diabetes-related health complications.
- Understand the basics of working with typical clients with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
This course provides two hours of continuing education credit (i.e., 2 CECs) for W.I.T.S.