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Level 1 Diabetes Training



Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes


Exercise/Physical Activity

Motion Motivation

Approved by:

Diabetes Training Program 

Level 1 (Beginner)


Watch a free, 50-minute overview webinar​ to get a taste of what these programs cover. This program was developed by Dr. Sheri Colberg, one of the world's leading authorities on exercise and diabetes.

Earn approved credits from certifying organizations (listed below) to join an elite class of fitness professionals, personal trainers, and health coaches.

American Council on Exercise (ACE):

Diabetes Training Program Level 1 ($149): 0.6 CEC​

ACE Level 1 Training

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):

"Diabetes for the Exercise Professional" (2023)

All-level, special populations course ($180)--6.0 CEC

ACSM All-Level Course

Human Kinetics, The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes:

"Online CE Exam" (based on book's content)

Approved for CEs by 31 different organizations ($69)

HK CE Exam only ($69)

HK Print Book + CE Exam ($89)

HK E-Book + CE Exam ($79)

Outside the USA:


MedeXN fitness INSTITUTE (MFI, Canada-based):


"Diabetes Exercise Specialist" (DES) Certification 

3-level program ($499 Canadian for bundle) 

MFI Diabetes Exercise Specialist

"Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes: Level 1 Overview/Beginner" 

Level 1 only ($189 Canadian)--select CEs available 

MFI Level 1 Course

Level 1 (Beginner/Overview) Content:

Diabetes overview: key terms, diabetes and prediabetes basics, when to get a checkup first


Motion overview: fitness basics, physiology basics, hormonal responses, exercise energy systems


Diabetes motion training: cardio, resistance, flexibility, core, and balance training basics


Diabetes motion basics: blood glucose monitoring, oral medications, injected (non-insulin) meds, medication exercise effects, effects of food, supplements (amino acids, and creatine), injuries


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


Special considerations: health complications overview, overweight or obese clients, older clients


Motion motivation: why people stop exercising, motivational interviewing, overcoming exercise barriers (quiz), effective goal setting


View content overview for all 3 training levels

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