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.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 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 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 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).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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