Online Education | Diabetes Update 2016 - Exercise for Glycemic Control: An Evidence-Based Approach

Exercise for Glycemic Control: An Evidence-Based Approach

Course Description 

This online module describes how the harmful effects of hyperglycemia on the body can be counteracted by exercise and outlines strategies for creating individualized exercise programs for people with glycemic control challenges. 



Mark Nelson, PT, MPT

Clinical Coordinator, Therapies, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Mark Nelson, PT was excellent. His lecture confirmed what I see about exercise on control of metabolic syndrome in populations who are obese and morbidly obese."

"Encouraging exercise is important for all of us. It was great to learn of the relationship between high blood sugar and muscle building."


Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals across all settings.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the harmful effects of prolonged hyperglycemia on the systems that support human movement.
  2. Describe the beneficial effects of exercise in people with glycemic control challenges.
  3. Outline key components of an individualized exercise prescription for a person with hyperglycemia.  

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.90 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 0.90 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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