Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK): Optimizing Physical Activity in Your Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Welcome to this online CME course on optimising physical activity in people with type 1 diabetes.
The Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) programme is a unique outreach initiative that is making a life-changing difference for thousands of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who, prior to PEAK, had not received clear guidance on how they could safely pursue exercise. PEAK provides education on the environmental, dietary, and physiological elements that affect physical activity in those with T1D.
Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK): Optimizing Physical Activity in Your Patients with Type 1 Diabetes has been independently developed with leading experts in the field, under the supervision of JDRF, the Type 1 diabetes charity, and in collaboration with Siyemi Learning.
The course comprises a series of modules that guide you through the fundamentals and best practice in the field, illustrated with three in-depth case studies that put these concepts into practice. Taking the CME test and evaluation at the end of the course then qualifies you to claim 3 CME credits, accreditation is from the UEMS-EACCME, whose credits are recognised across Europe, the US, and around the world.
- Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology and T1D
- Fundamentals of Glucose and Insulin Management Before, During, and After Exercise for Patients with T1D
- Managing Hyperglycaemia Before, During, and After Exercise (Case Study)
- Managing Hypoglycaemia During and After Exercise (Case Study)
- Successful Strategies for Managing Glucose and Nutrition Needs in a New Athlete Using an Insulin Pump (Case Study)
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the hormonal and metabolic responses to various types of exercise
- Illustrate the mechanisms for the maintenance of euglycaemia as well as causes for hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia during and after exercise
- Discuss management of insulin and nutrition required for different forms of exercise
- Outline strategies for managing insulin and carbohydrate intake in order to minimize the risk of hypoglycaemia
- Describe strategies for managing hyperglycaemia with aerobic activity in patients with T1D
- Outline critical considerations when caring for patients with T1D who experience hyperglycaemia following aerobic exercise
- Outline nutritional strategies for managing hypoglycaemia with aerobic activity in patients with T1D
- Describe the potential impact of resistance exercise prior to aerobic exercise for patients with T1D who experience hypoglycaemia during/after aerobic exercise
- Describe a common outcome associated with fear of hypoglycaemia among physically active patients with T1D
- Describe modifications to insulin pump settings to avoid hypoglycaemia in patients with T1D beginning exercise programs
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This activity is intended for the healthcare team caring for those living with type 1 diabetes, including diabetologists, adult and paediatric endocrinologists, primary care physicians, endocrinology advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, dieticians, CDEs, and other healthcare professionals.
This activity was supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.
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