Diabetes and Exercise


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Diabetes mellitus leads to macrovascular and microvascular complications, resulting in life-threatening conditions. Exercise is considered an important therapeutic regimen for diabetes mellitus. Exercise in patients with diabetes mellitus promotes cardiovascular benefits by reducing cardiovascular risk and mortality, assists with weight management, and it improves glycemic control. The increased tissue sensitivity to insulin produces a beneficial effect on glycemic control. This activity discusses the value of exercise on diabetes mellitus, and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in educating patients regarding these benefits.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the potential complications of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications of exercise in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the short and long-term health benefits of exercise in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Outline the value of exercise on diabetes mellitus, and review the role of the interprofessional team in educating patients regarding these benefits.


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Adolescents and young adults transitioning to independence were not addressed.

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