Exercise and Diabetes
A Clinician's Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity
American Diabetes Association, 2013
A must-have professional guide for health care and fitness professionals alike--designed for clinicians by the most respected source of diabetes information in the world, the American Diabetes Association!
Exercise and Diabetes contains the latest research about exercise and physical activity with diabetes. Filled with case studies, it covers the gamut from young to old, aerobic to resistance training, type 1 to type 2 diabetes, gestational to pregnancy with pre-existing diabetes, macrovascular to microvascular complications, and much more. It covers the recommended physical activities that can and should be prescribed to all individuals with any type of diabetes, along with precautions related to medication use and diabetes-related health complications. The medications used to treat diabetes should augment lifestyle improvements, such as increased daily physical activity, rather than replace those lifestyle changes. This essential book provides a comprehensive view on the topic, with up-to-date and easy-to-prescribe exercise and physical activity recommendations and relevant case studies that illuminate the challenges of prescribing physical activity.
Why This Book?: Myriad types of physical movement have a positive impact on physical fitness, morbidity, and mortality in individuals with diabetes, and although exercise has long been considered a cornerstone of diabetes management, many health-care providers fail to prescribe it. Many fitness professionals may be unaware of the complexities of including physical activity in the management of all types of the disease. Giving patients or clients a full exercise prescription that takes comorbid conditions into account may be too time-consuming for or beyond the expertise of many health-care and fitness professionals.
The purpose of this book, therefore, is to cover the recommended types and quantities of physical activities that can and should be undertaken by all individuals with any type of diabetes, along with precautions related to medication use and diabetes-related health complications. Medications used to control diabetes should augment, rather than replace, lifestyle improvements like increased daily physical activity.
Until now, professional books with exercise information and prescriptions were not timely or sufficiently interactive to easily provide busy professionals with access to the latest recommendations for each unique patient. Simply instructing patients to “exercise more” is not motivating or informative enough to get them regularly or safely active. Exercise and Diabetes is changing all that with its up-to-date and easy-to-prescribe exercise and physical activity recommendations and relevant case studies.
Read, learn, and quickly be ready to effortlessly prescribe effective and appropriate exercise to everyone. Your reward will be a collective increase in the health and fitness of all people with diabetes.
Exercise and Diabetes: Table of Contents
I: Getting Started with Physical Activity
Chapter 1: Diabetes, Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness Overview
Chapter 2: Pre-Exercise Evaluation and Assessment
Chapter 3: Daily Lifestyle Activity
II: Prescribing Exercise by Activity and Diabetes Type
Chapter 4: General Principles of Aerobic Exercise Prescription
Chapter 5: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Type 2 Diabetes
Chapter 6: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Type 1 Diabetes and LADA
Chapter 7: Aerobic Exercise Rx for Gestational Diabetes
Chapter 8: Resistance Exercise Rx for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Chapter 9: Combined Aerobic and Resistance Training for Adults with Diabetes
Chapter 10: Other Physical Activities for All Types of Diabetes
III: Preventing Acute Exercise-Related Problems
Chapter 11: General Diabetes Management with Physical Activity
Chapter 12: Hypoglycemia Treatment and Prevention
Chapter 13: Hyperglycemia and Dehydration Concerns
Chapter 14: Balancing Insulin Use with Physical Activity
Chapter 15: Other Medication Effects on Physical Activity
IV: Exercising with Comorbid Health Issues
Chapter 16: Obesity, Orthopedic Limitations, and Osteoarthritis
Chapter 17: Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter 18: Peripheral Neuropathy, Ulcers, and Amputations
Chapter 19: Autonomic Neuropathy
Chapter 20: Retinopathy and Other Diabetic Eye Diseases
Chapter 21: Microalbuminuria, Nephropathy, and End-Stage Renal Disease
V: Staying Physically Active
Chapter 22: Female-Only Concerns and Pregnancy with Preexisting Diabetes
Chapter 33: Older Adults
Chapter 24: Children and Adolescents
Chapter 25: Behavior Change and Adoption of an Active Lifestyle
Appendix A: Generic and Brand Names of Current U.S. Diabetes Medications
Appendix B:Physical Activity Tools for Professionals
Reviews of Exercise and Diabetes:
"Comprehensive and readable--an unparalleled resource--This is the best book I know of on this topic. It is practical, well-written, user-friendly, case-based, and evidence-based. I particularly appreciated the chapters on exercising with comorbid health issues such as obesity, orthopedic limitations, cardiovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, arthritis and amputations. Often patients with these conditions assume that they cannot exercise; this book guides clinicians on how to guide them. I believe this book should be part of every diabetes clinic's library."
Ronald J. Sigal, MD, MPH
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