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.
Table of Contents
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
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
She is a recognized leader in the field of exercise activity and diabetes. Dr. Colberg has type 1 diabetes.