Health professionals, working with people living with diabetes can take the opportunity to extend the breadth, depth and complexity of their individual erudition and practice in relation to the promotion and inclusion of suitable physical activity advice and engagement that is person centred and culturally appropriate.
Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage for various physiological and behavioural reasons. Regular exercise is important, but management of different forms of physical activity can be particularly difficult for both the individual with type 1 diabetes and the practitioner. Regular exercise can improve health and wellbeing, and can help individuals to achieve their target lipid profile, body composition, fitness and glycaemic goals. However, several additional barriers to exercise can exist for a person with type 1 diabetes, including fear of hypoglycaemia, loss of glycaemic control, and inadequate knowledge around exercise management.
Physical activity, along with nutritional advice are central factors in the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes, since their effects influence blood pressure, glycaemia and lipidaemia. Evidence has shown the efficiency of exercise programmes in the control of diabetes as being suggested as one of the best types of non-pharmacological treatments. Aerobic, resistance or combined exercise programmes can help in the control of type 2 diabetes and weight management.
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Starting: Mar 2020
Starting: Mar 2020
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Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a current professional registration from the country of your practice.
If you are an international student then you must obtain an IETS Score of 6.0 in all fields.
This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.
Career pathways on completion of this programme include higher level specialist practice, career progression in diabetes care, research development, publication opportunities and management of developing service opportunities
This course is delivered through the an online learning resource, with online study materials to guide you through the appropriate topics, as well as providing links to other resources. You will also need textbooks, and a full reading list is provided with each module syllabus.
Although it is taught by distance learning, you will still have regular contact with your module tutor by email or telephone. We also offer optional periodic seminar talks where you can meet the course team, along with your fellow students.
Professor Wasim Hanif is a Consultant Physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is also a Visiitng Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology her at Birmingham City University.