The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes

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Human Kinetics, Feb 8, 2019 - Medical - 392 pages
Diabetes doesn’t have to slow you down. Whether you’re a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes has the training and performance advice you need to remain active while effectively managing your condition.
Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg offers best practices and tips for managing blood glucose levels for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She provides the most up-to-date information on
  • insulin and other medications and their effects on exercise,
  • nutritional practices and supplements, including low-carbohydrate eating,
  • the latest technologies used to manage glucose, including continuous glucose monitoring (CGM),
  • injury prevention and treatment as well as tactics for diabetes-related joint issues, and
  • mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.
You’ll find 15 profiles of athletes with type 1 diabetes who share their accomplishments and how they manage medications, food intake, and other tools available to manage their activities with diabetes. Guidelines for 165 different sports and activities will reduce your trial and error when it comes to performing and feeling your best during fitness activities, endurance sports, endurance–power sports, power sports, and outdoor activities.
The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes adheres to latest guidelines from such trusted sources as the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. It is the one resource you can’t be without if you want to stay healthy and active, train smarter, and reach new levels of athletic success without losing control of your blood glucose management.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Training Basics for Fitness and Sports
Balancing Exercise Blood Glucose
Ups and Downs of Insulin and Other
Eating Right and Supplementing for Activity
Using Technology and Monitoring to Enhance
Thinking and Acting Like an Athlete
Preventing and Treating Athletic Injuries
Guidelines for Specific Activities
Endurance Sports
EndurancePower Sports
Outdoor Recreation and Sports
Appendix A Diabetes Sport and Related Organizations
About the Author
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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia). In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health; 27 book chapters; and over a dozen books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People With Diabetes, The Science of Staying Young, Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, The Diabetes Breakthrough, and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies.
A distinguished graduate of Stanford University (BA), University of California at Davis (MA), and University of California at Berkeley (PhD), Colberg consults professionally for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) on numerous committees and projects. As a world-renowned expert and opinion leader, she has developed the exercise guidelines related to diabetes for most of these premier professional organizations, and she is interviewed frequently by various media outlets. In addition, she continues to be involved in consulting and in clinical research on exercise, diabetes, and healthy lifestyles.
With over 50 years of personal experience as an exerciser living with type 1 diabetes, Colberg continues to live a healthy, active lifestyle and serve as a role model for others who want to live long and well with (or without) diabetes. She enjoys working out regularly on conditioning machines, swimming, biking, fitness walking, weight training, and hiking with her husband and family in coastal California.

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