Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes - CHES39

Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

by Susan J Meyerott, MS and Rebecca Fowler, RD, MS, CDE
(4.5 / 56 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


It is well established that those with type 2 diabetes 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 type 2 diabetes. Despite this, about 60% of those with type 2 diabetes are either sedentary or fail to engage in enough physical activity to achieve diabetes-related benefits. In December 2010 the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association provided new guidelines on exercise for people with type 2 diabetes, presenting the latest evidence underscoring what we already know — physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and we need to motivate people to become more physically active.  


The goal of this how to control type 2 diabetes mellitus using a physically active lifestyle continuing education activity 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 as an essential component of diabetes management for better control of the disease. After completing this module you will be able to:
  • Discuss the underlying problem with type 2 diabetes and explain how proper control of blood glucose, lipids and blood pressure in people with, or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes influences their prognosis.
  • Discuss the role a sedentary lifestyle plays in the development of type 2 diabetes, 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 for people with type 2 diabetes to minimize complications.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, 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 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: 5/16/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2016

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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Sara L - Middleton, WI  ·  Mar 07, 2016
A good review of type 2 diabetes lifestyle modifications.
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Abbey J - San Antonio, TX  ·  Feb 05, 2015
I really enjoyed the amount of statistics in this course. The specific information was great and I will definitely use this information in the future!
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Jimmy D - Antioch, TN  ·  Jan 23, 2015
5. This is great information I can use for my clients
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Alecia L - Silver Spring, MD  ·  Dec 18, 2014
This course was very informative and interactive with case questions to help understand the different diagnosis of diabetes. Its very insightful on how a physical life style can help to prevent side effect of diabetes for example heart attack or stroke.
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Jamal B - Owings MIlls, MD  ·  Dec 18, 2014
Great practical statistics that can be used in consultations with patients.
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