Physical movement has a positive effect on physical fitness, morbidity, and mortality in individuals with diabetes. Although exercise has long been considered a cornerstone of diabetes management, many health care providers fail to prescribe it. In addition, many fitness professionals may be unaware of the complexities of including physical activity in the management of diabetes. Giving patients or clients a full exercise prescription that take other chronic conditions commonly accompanying diabetes into account may be too time-consuming for or beyond the expertise of many health care and fitness professionals.
The purpose of this book is to cover the recommended types and quantities of physical activities that can and should be undertaken by all individuals with any type of diabetes, along with precautions related to medication use and diabetes-related health complications. Medications used to control diabetes should augment lifestyle improvements like increased daily physical activity rather than replace them.
Up until now, professional books with exercise information and prescriptions were not timely or interactive enough to easily provide busy professionals with access to the latest recommendations for each unique patient. However, simply instructing patients to exercise more” is frequently not motivating or informative enough to get them regularly or safely active. This book is changing all that with its up-to-date and easy-to-prescribe exercise and physical activity recommendations and relevant case studies.
Read and learn to quickly prescribe effective and appropriate exercise to everyone.
Chapter 1: Diabetes, Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness Overview Chapter 2: Pre-exercise Evaluation and Assessment Chapter 3: Daily Lifestyle Activity Chapter 4: General Principles of Aerobic Exercise Prescription (Rx) Chapter 5: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Type 2 Diabetes Chapter 6: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Type 1 Diabetes (and LADA) Chapter 7: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Gestational Diabetes Chapter 8: Resistance Exercise Rx for T1DM and T2DM Chapter 9: Combined Aerobic and Resistance Training for Adults with Diabetes Chapter 10: Other Physical Activities for All Types of Diabetes Chapter 11: General Management of Blood Glucose with Physical Activity Chapter 12: Hypoglycemia Treatment and Prevention Chapter 13: Hyperglycemia and Dehydration Concerns Chapter 14: Balancing Insulin Use with Physical Activity Chapter 15: Other Medication Effects on Physical Activity Chapter 16: Obesity, Orthopedic Limitations, and Osteoarthritis Chapter 17: Cardiovascular Diseases Chapter 18: Peripheral Neuropathy, Ulcers, and Amputations Chapter 19: Autonomic Neuropathy Chapter 20: Retinopathy and Other Diabetic Eye Diseases Chapter 21: Microalbuminuria, Nephropathy, and End-Stage Renal Disease Chapter 22: Female-Only Concerns and Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes Chapter 23: Older Adults Chapter 24: Children and Adolescents Chapter 25: Behavior Change and Adoption of an Active Lifestyle
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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is Professor, Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University. She is the author of numerous professional journal articles and was the senior author of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association joint position statement, Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes, published in the December 2010 issue of Diabetes Care. She has also written a number of consumer-focused books on diabetes and exercise, including The Diabetic Athlete (2000) and the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook (2008).
She is a recognized leader in the field of exercise activity and diabetes. Dr. Colberg has type 1 diabetes.