Exercise Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: More Motivation, Less Medication
Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity
EXPIRES: June 7, 2014
This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.
Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-11-033-H01-P
Course Cost: $10
Physical activity plays a major role in prevention and control of insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes, in combination with other lifestyle modifications. Exercise clearly has many health benefits, including lowering blood glucose and improving blood glucose management (meaning less insulin or other diabetic medications), lowering blood pressure and improving circulation, and lowering cholesterol. Furthermore, being active reduces risk for heart disease and stroke, relieves stress, and strengthens your heart, muscles, and bones.
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss several quality of life concerns associated with diabetes;
2. Explain the benefits of healthy lifestyle modifications compared with traditional pharmacological treatments for type 2 diabetes;
3. List some exercises and activities that can be performed to reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes or lower the risk of developing diabetes in healthy individuals and pre-diabetic patients; and
4. Develop a fitness regimen to counsel a patient with diabetes.