Level 2 Diabetes Training 



Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Exercise/Physical Activity

Diabetes Medications

Hypoglycemia Management

Activity with Complications

Approved by:
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Diabetes Training Program 

Level 2 (Intermediate)


Be even more in demand and get clients with your specialization! This intermediate level of the training was developed by Dr. Sheri Colberg, one of the world's leading authorities on exercise and diabetes.

If you haven't already, you are still welcome to watch a free, 50-minute overview webinar.

Earn approved CE Credits from these organizations:

Fitness Continuing Education Alliance (FCEA):


Specialist Certificate Program ($397 for 3 levels)

FCEA Specialist Program

Approved for CE Credits:

18.0    AAAI-ISMA

18.0    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

18.0    American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)

18.0    Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

  1.8    Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution (ATRI)

18.0    International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

  9.0    National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)

18.0    National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)

18.0    Sara's City Workout (SCW)

18.0    YMCA

FCEA Level 2 only ($149)

FCEA Level 2 Training

Approved for 6 CE Credits from all organizations above.

American Council on Exercise (ACE):

Diabetes Training Program Level 2 ($149): 0.5 CEC​

ACE Level 2 Training

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):

"Diabetes for the Exercise Professional"

All-level, special populations course ($120)--6 CEC

ACSM All-Level Course​

Athletic Trainer 360:

3-Level Program: "Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes"

Up to 16.5 CEU for Athletic Trainers (BOCATC)

Levels 1-3 Pack (16.5 CEU, $176)

Level 2 Only (5.5 CEU, $68)

1-Hour Overview Video (1 CEU, $12)


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 2 Intermediate" 

Level 2 only ($189 Canadian)--select CEs available 

MFI Level 2 Course

A Life of Education (ALOE, UAE-based):


"Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes: Diabetes Training Levels 1/2/3"

3-level program ($349 US dollars for bundle) 

ALOE Diabetes Training 1/2/3

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

Level 2 only ($149 US dollars)--select CEs available 

ALOE Level 2 Diabetes Training

Level 2 DMA Content:

Newly updated in 2020

Diabetes overview: review of key terms, diabetes and prediabetes specifics (such as diagnosis, A1C, and time in range)


Motion overview: review and more on hormones, understanding insulin resistance and exercise effects


Diabetes motion training: cardio exercise precautions, interval training, more on resistance, flexibility and unstructured activities, debunking myths

Diabetes motion basics: review of oral medications, exercise effects of other meds (like statins), effects of food on exercise and health, sports and energy drinks, specific vitamins


Diabetes motion specifics: monitoring exercise intensity, fine tuning food intake for activity, low-carb eating, avoiding medication-induced hypoglycemia, spontaneous exercise, later-onset hypos, hypoglycemia unawareness, sprinting to prevent hypos, staying hydrated


Special considerations: diabetes-related health complications, medication weight gain, loss, and maintenance, youth with diabetes, training trends

Motion motivation: overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion, more on effective goal-setting, using technology for motivation


View 2021 content overview for all 3 training levels