Provider: Diabetes Motion Academy, LLC
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.5 CECs

Master the Art of Training Clients with Diabetes

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes—and another 84 million have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s one in every three Americans. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re already working with clients who suffer from diabetes.

The best weapon in the fight against diabetes is you—the health and fitness professional. Working effectively with this population, however, requires some specific knowledge and skills. The Diabetes Training Program was created to give health and fitness professionals greater knowledge and understanding of how to work with clients with either diabetes or prediabetes, and who may have health complications that must be managed during physical activity in order for them to train safely and effectively.

Led by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM—one of the world's leading authorities on exercise and diabetes, and a published researcher who has influenced modern diabetes care—this three-part course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a true difference in the lives of those suffering from diabetes.

This course is third in a three-part Diabetes Training series. It is recommended that all three courses be taken to maximize the learning experience.

Career Outlook

Diabetes and prediabetes affect one third of the American population—and that number is continually rising. Learning the necessary skills to effectively train those with diabetes and prediabetes will open up vast opportunities for health and fitness professionals to reach one of the largest—and most in need—client populations. The information learned in this course will help you gain a more holistic view of the physical treatment of diabetes and allow you to play an integral role in the healthcare continuum. 

Level 3

This advanced course gives health and fitness professionals comprehensive knowledge on working with clients with any type of diabetes or prediabetes. It covers the final topics related to diabetes and prediabetes, including gestational diabetes and other concerns related to working with female clients. Professionals will learn more about the types of insulin people with type 1 diabetes use (and well as many with type 2 and gestational diabetes) and help dedicated athletes troubleshoot their performance issues. Finally, this level covers the best technologies to use to train clients with diabetes and prediabetes.

You will learn:

  • The basics of gestational diabetes, as well as specific concerns related to working with female clients.
  • More about the effects of insulin on exercise, food and caffeine.
  • How to help clients with diabetes troubleshoot performance issues and optimize their training.
  • To fully understand the best technology and apps to use for clients with diabetes and prediabetes.

Learn more about how Level 1 and Level 2 support Level 3 to provide you with a well-rounded education in best serving clients with diabetes.