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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.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
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.
Table of ContentsPart I. Diabetic Athlete’s Toolbox Chapter 1. Training Basics for Fitness & Sports Chapter 2. Balancing Exercise Blood Glucose Chapter 3. Ups and Downs of Insulin and Other Medications Chapter 4. Eating Right and Supplementing for Activity Chapter 5. Using Technology and Monitoring to Enhance Performance Chapter 6. Thinking and Acting Like an Athlete Chapter 7. Preventing and Treating Athletic Injuries Part II. Guidelines for Specific Activities Chapter 8. Fitness Activities Chapter 9. Endurance Sports Chapter 10. Endurance–Power Sports Chapter 11. Power Sports Chapter 12. Outdoor Recreation and Sports Appendix A. Diabetes, Sports, and Related OrganizationsAppendix B. Diabetes, Sports, and Nutrition Websites
Reference for athletes with diabetes and for health and fitness professionals who train or coach these athletes.