Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACSM 1.0 CECs

Type 2 Diabetes—Are Your Clients at Risk?

A recent CDC report found that more than 100 million Americans are now living with diabetes or prediabetes—which if left untreated will change to diabetes within 5 years. As the 7th leading cause of death in this country, diabetes represents a serious health issue for many Americans. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with other inactivity-related health issues, including coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension and abnormal blood lipids. The good news is, diet and exercise can help decrease the risk factors of getting diabetes. As a health and fitness professional, you play a crucial role in your clients’ lives by creating exercise programing that can help fight this widespread disease. This video training will teach you how.

Led by James S. Skinner, Ph.D.—the ACE Senior Advisor on Exercise Science and a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine—this video training offers research-based strategies for preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes with exercise, and covers which exercise programs are most effective to combat this silent killer. You’ll gain valuable insights and tools that you can put to work immediately with your clients who are diabetic or have prediabetes.

You will learn:

  • To identify the optimal intensity, duration and frequency of exercise (both aerobic and strength training) and why they are most effective.
  • How factors like insulin resistance, HbA1c and genetics associate with Type 2 diabetes.
  • To understand the close relationship between body weight (especially body fat) and Type 2 diabetes.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.00 Contact Hours
1.00 CECs

ACSM CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637


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-The onslaught of graphs and charts within the first portion of the video caused a major loss of interest and seemed to repeat marginally variant information. -Some spoken portions were difficult to follow per changing of speakers current thought/explanation. -Enjoyed the ending when touching on HbA1c.