Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes - RD39

Physically Active Lifestyle Key to Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

by Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND
(4.5 / 199 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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.
Dietitians: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 4000, 4040, 4060, 5000, 5190, 5460, 6000, 6020 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.2.4, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 10.2.8. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Terrah S - Cropseyville, NY  ·  Feb 18, 2020
great course that will support current practice
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MARIE M - Youngstown, OH  ·  Feb 06, 2020
Great explanation of importance of physical activity and how it affects blood sugar.
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Jamie W - Roseville, IL  ·  Jan 29, 2020
very good information provided in this course
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Michelle M - Hiawatha, IA  ·  Jan 24, 2020
Good overview of physical activity benefits with diabetes.
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Kimberly F - lancaster, PA  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Good overview of exercise and DM and good info to share with patients
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00