ABCs of Physical Activity for People with Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about the benefits of physical activity for the patient with diabetes.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:PAD120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the critical differences between physical activity and exercise.

  • List four examples of moderate-intensity physical activity.

  • Name five benefits of physical activity.

  • List five examples of physical activity that will work large muscles, increase heart rate and make a person breath harder.

  • Explain the principles of increasing physical activity levels for people with diabetes.

  • List six ways that regular physical activity improves health.

  • Describe why obesity is detrimental to the health of children.

  • Describe the physiologic response to increased physical fitness in individuals with and without diabetes.

  • Describe factors that contribute to hypoglycemia in Type 1 diabetes with physical activity.

  • Discuss how and why a daily walking program can be beneficial to people with diabetes.

  • Identify the risks associated with exercise and ways to minimize risks.


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