Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes - PT660

Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

by Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE
(4.5 / 603 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
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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.
Physical therapists: 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.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1828 for 09/27/12 to 09/27/13, 13S1867 for 09/28/13 to 09/28/14; 14S1726 for 09/29/14 to 09/29/15; 15S2364 for 09/30/15 to 09/30/16; 16S1874 for 10/01/16 to 10/01/17; 17S6300 for 10/2/17 to 10/2/18).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE130020476 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021511 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023669 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27135 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518451 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518451 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). 
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4571 for 10/16/12 to 10/15/13, 5246 for 10/16/13 to 10/15/14; 5811 for 10/16/14 to 10/15/15; 2221 for 10/16/15 to 10/15/16; 2016-412 for 10/16/16 to 10/15/17).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003412 for 11/20/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE005491 for 04/01/14 to 12/31/14; PTCE007131 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010049 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 851-2012 for 10/23/12 to 01/31/14; 2016-842 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/04/13 to 01/04/17.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 10/15/12 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4528 for 09/01/12 to 09/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.


Course Originally Released on: 5/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/16/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2016


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eugene s - middletown , NY  ·  Sep 11, 2018
This class was very educational and would recommend to others.
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Penny E - Chillicothe, IL  ·  Sep 10, 2018
good explanation of how exercise directly affects DM.
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Carl A - Plainfield, IL  ·  Aug 20, 2018
Informative and very helpful to my practice.
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Tiffany S - arlington Heights, IL  ·  Aug 13, 2018
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Doris G - Merritt Island, FL  ·  Aug 03, 2018
Good review of the relationship of activity & diabetes control
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Price: $19.00
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