Welcome to the FREE Preview of Working with Clients with Diabetes and Prediabetes Level 1.

The FREE Preview contains the first two Sections of the textbook and covers these topic

Section 1: Diabetes Overview:

  • Key Terms
  • Diabetes and Prediabetes Basics
  • When to get a Checkup Prior to Beginning Physical Activity.


Section 2: Motion Overview:

  • Physiology Basics
  • Hormonal Responses
  • Exercise Energy Systems.

Full Course

The full Level 1 course was designed to be a Foundation for course Level 2 and course Level 3 and is a pre-requisite for both. The course is a mix of course textbook(pdf) reading and short videos to watch; the sections in the textbook correspond with the section numbered videos. At the end of the course is a 50 question multiple choice exam and the pass mark is 80%.

The Full Course Format Consists of :

1. Course Text (Downloadable PDF) 124 pages

2. 7 online videos

3. 50 Question Multiple Choice Online Exam (80% or better required to pass exam)


Level 1 Course Description:

Master the basics for working with clients who are physically active with diabetes or prediabetes, including types of training that are appropriate and critical, injury prevention, blood glucose monitoring, medication basics (and exercise effects), complications, exercise motivation, and more.

All Certified Personal Trainers should have this information to train these clients!

The Full Level 1 course provides continuing education credits and is Approved for:


6.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

6.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)

6.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

0.6 Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)

2.0 Canfitpro (Note: All three Levels combined are approved for 4 CECs in total for the Diabetes Exercise Specialist Certification )

6.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

3.0 National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

6.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)

6.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)

6.0 Sara’s City Workout(SCW)

6.0 YMCA

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Section 1 and Section ll are included in the FREE Preview.

Full Course Outline:

Section 1: Diabetes Overview: key terms, diabetes and prediabetes basics, when to get a checkup first

Section II: Motion Overview: physiology basics, hormonal responses, exercise energy systems

Section III: Diabetes Motion Training: cardio, resistance, flexibility, core, and balance training basics

Section IV: Diabetes and Exercise Basics: blood glucose monitoring, oral medications, injected (noninsulin) meds, medication exercise effects, effects of food, supplements(amino acids, and creatine), injuries

Section V: Diabetes Motion Specifics: meters and continuous monitors, normal responses, how motion factors affect blood glucose, adjusting exercise food intake, adjusting meds and insulin for exercise, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia

Section VI: Special Considerations: health complications overview, overweight or obese clients, older clients

Section VII: Motivation and Specific Clients : why people stop exercising, motivational interviewing, overcoming exercise barriers, effective goal setting

Level 2, Continue Your Journey..

Click HERE to learn more about the Level 2 Course

Level 3 Reach the Summit .....

Click HERE to learn more about the Level 3 Course

The Ultimate Bundle Levels 1/2/3

This Bundle contains the 3 Levels that you need to become a Diabetes Exercise Specialist!