The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes

The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes

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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.
The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes offers expert guidance on insulin and medications, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health for athletes with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Colberg, an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and retired professor of exercise science, offers a guide for athletes to diabetes. She first explains the basics of exercise, physical activity, and fitness, including balancing exercise blood glucose, insulin and other medications, nutrition, using technology and monitoring to enhance performance, psychological aspects, and preventing and treating athletic injuries. She then provides recommendations for diet and medication changes for various activities and sports, along with examples from diabetic athletes in those sports. The book was previously published as the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook. It includes 15 athlete profiles; more activities, including curling, pickleball, sprint cycling, cricket, powerboat racing, and race car driving; and new trends and advancements in management regimens, including low-carbohydrate eating for athletes, the latest insulins and diabetes medications, continuous glucose monitoring systems, and closed-loop insulin delivery systems. Annotation ©2019 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 2020
ISBN: 9781492572848
Branch Call Number: 616.462 COL
Characteristics: ix, 381 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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