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Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes Level 2 Intermediate Course covers more on insulin resistance, interval and other key types of training, oral medications, food effects on activity, avoiding hypoglycemia, diabetes health complications, medication weight gain and loss, youth with diabetes, latest training trends, and overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion with effective goal-setting and technology use. Complete all three levels and become a Diabetes Exercise Specialist, DES

*Level 1 is a prerequisite.

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)

1.0 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 2 Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes

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

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With the successful completion of the Level 3 (and the preceding Level 1 and Level 2 courses) the certification of Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES) will be provided.

Diabetes Exercise Specialist Bundle

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This 3 Level Course Bundle contains the three courses that you will need to become certified as a Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES)