Diabetes and CVD: Physical Activity for Persons with Diabetes


This is the last presentation in a six part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Diabetes Management and Cardiovascular Disease, Updated. According to the Centers for Disease Controls 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet, heart disease was noted in 68% of diabetes-related deaths among people aged 65 years or older, and adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2-4 times higher than adults without diabetes. 67% of adults with diabetes have blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90. During this series of six webinar presentations we will review the pathophysiology of CVD and identify risk factors, and interventions for metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Considerations for nutritional guidelines and physical activity will also be included. This course is designed to provide you with the most current information on these topics.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AM-DB269F
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
State 3 benefits of regular physical activity for persons with diabetes.
Describe 3 considerations for risks associated with activity in persons with diabetes.
Describe activity recommendations for persons with diabetes.
Instructor: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE
Ms. Ackerman earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with a minor in science and food service administration from Central Michigan University. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in 1993. She has 25 years of experience as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator working in a variety of setting including large in-patient, teaching hospitals; community hospitals; county health departments and outreach networks. She currently serves as the coordinator of a disease management program and medical nutrition services for a community hospital and is also an experienced lecturer, presenting educational programs in a variety of settings. Her professional associations include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Disclosure: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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