Nutrition for Diabetes
More than 450 million people around the world live with diabetes. Diabetes and obesity often go hand-in-hand. It’s very important to help clients with diabetes lose weight and improve their fitness levels.
Losing weight helps reduce fat stores in the body, and muscle training helps improve insulin resistance. People with diabetes should consider being mindful of what they consume, as proper nutrition can help them achieve their fitness goals faster.
As a fitness trainer, you can help your clients better control and manage their diabetes. By working together with your client’s healthcare team, you can help them enjoy maximum benefits from fitness training. People with diabetes can benefit from a combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
It is important for fitness trainers to be aware of how nutrition affects diabetes in different ways.
What You Will Learn in This Course:
- The symptoms of diabetes and the differences between Type I and Type II diabetes
- The basic principles of nutrition, and how to eat well for health and wellbeing
- Nutritional strategies to manage and control blood sugar levels
- The effect of different nutrients on blood sugar levels
- Foods to include and avoid in the diet
- How to help clients with diabetes achieve healthy weight loss and build muscle
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
You can benefit from the ‘Nutrition for Diabetes’ course in several ways:
- You will become familiar with how to advise clients with diabetes
- You will be able to answer basic questions regarding nutrition for diabetes and the do’s and don’ts in terms of recommended foods
- You will be in a better position to work with your clients’ healthcare teams
- You will be able to plan and structure workouts around your client’s health requirements
Fitness trainers will often need to work with clients who live with diabetes. It’s a good idea to become more aware of nutrition for diabetes, to obtain a better understanding of your client’s requirements.
Who can take the Nutrition for Diabetes Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Nutrition for Diabetes Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.