Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes - CHES39

Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

by Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND
(4.6 / 128 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Research has established that people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who engage in a physically active lifestyle maintain better control over the disease and its complications. They also keep a more optimistic outlook for the future, making it easier to maintain control. Keeping an ideal body weight and an active lifestyle may even prevent T2DM. Despite this, about 60% of those with T2DM are either sedentary or fail to engage in enough physical activity to achieve diabetes-related benefits.


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists, and physical therapists on the importance of promoting a physically active lifestyle to their clients with type 2 diabetes mellitus as an essential component of diabetes management for better control of the disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the underlying problems inherent with T2DM, and explain how proper control of blood glucose, lipids, and blood pressure in people who have or are at risk for developing T2DM influences their prognoses
  • Discuss the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on the development of T2DM and the role a physically active lifestyle plays in the prevention and control of the disease
  • State the three components of a physically active lifestyle that people with T2DM can adopt to manage their disease

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 5/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/11/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Gustavo J - Denver, CO  ·  May 14, 2019
Is so very appropriate this kind of proofs for improve the performance in health area
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Dawn A - Surprise AZ, AZ  ·  May 09, 2019
Very good information, easy to understand.
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Debbie C - Elmont, NY  ·  May 07, 2019
The course was very informative.
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Vaughn K - Boise, ID  ·  Mar 28, 2019
even though the 11 year high intensity study was discouraging, the more moderate 3 year study looked promising.
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Sydney H - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Mar 12, 2019
decent diabetes info
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