Begin Your Journey:

This is the first course in the series Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes. This Level 1 course will help you to 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.

Nearly 33% of Canadians are living with Diabetes or Prediabetes!!!. All certified Personal Trainers and Group Instructors should have this information to train these clients.

*Level 1 is the prerequisite for the Level 2 course.

When you have successfully completed all 3 Levels, you will be awarded a Diabetes Exercise Specialist, (DES), certificate.

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This 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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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA). In 2016, she was honored with the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health, as well as numerous 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, The Diabetes Breakthrough, Diabetes and Keeping Fit for Dummies., and The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes.

A distinguished graduate of Stanford University (B.A.), University of California, Davis (M.A.), and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), she consults for the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as working closely with the American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on diabetes-related topics and projects. With well over 50 years of personal experience as an exerciser living well with type 1 diabetes, she enjoys working out regularly on conditioning machines, swimming, biking, walking, weight training, and hiking with her husband in coastal California.

Level 1 Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes


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*Level 1 is a prerequisite for this course*

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*Level 1 and Level 2 are prerequisites *

The certification of Exercise Specialist (DES)will be provided.

Diabetes Exercise Specialist Bundle

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This 3 course Bundle contains all of the three courses that you will need to complete to become a Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES)!