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 / 144 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Research supports that people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus who engage in a physically active lifestyle maintain better control over the disease and its complications. Further, it may even prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Despite these findings, about 40.8% of people with diabetes get less than 10 minutes per week of any moderate or vigorous physical activity (CDC, 2017). For adults without diabetes, about 54% of adults in the general population regularly meet the activity guidelines (CDC, 2018).


The goal of this educational program is to provide education on the importance of promoting a physically active lifestyle to clients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus as an essential component of diabetes management.
The content in this course is applicable to registered dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists, and physical therapists in all care settings. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain how proper control of blood glucose, lipids, and blood pressure in people who have or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus influences their outcomes.
  • Discuss the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the role a physically active lifestyle plays in the control of the disease.
  • Recall at least three components of a physically active lifestyle that people with type 2 diabetes mellitus can adopt to manage their health.

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 Relias LLC, 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, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 5/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/9/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Juan V - Bogota,  ·  Dec 30, 2019
Excellent information
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Rebecca W - WILLIAMSBURG, VA  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Good information that can be used in Unit for pts.
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Christine H - Williamsburg, VA  ·  Oct 23, 2019
Good general information. Would like more information on Target blood glucose numbers.
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Pam M - Mounds View, MN  ·  Oct 11, 2019
very informative and gave very specific exercise targets
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Jason P - Fernley, NV  ·  Sep 24, 2019
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Price: $20.00
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