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Exercise and Sport in Diabetes
Second Edition
edited by Dinesh Nagi

Exercise and Sport in Diabetes provides a practical guide to the risks and benefits of undertaking sport and general exercise for patients with diabetes.


  • Reflects the progress and understanding in the field
  • Features new chapters and material on insulin pump therapy and exercise, physical activity and prevention of type 2 diabetes, dietary advice for exercise and sport in type 1diabetes, and fluid and electrolyte replacement


Physiological responses to exercise

  • Maximal exercise
  • Submaximal exercise
  • Endurance training
  • Muscle fibre composition
  • Muscle metabolism during exercise
  • Anaerobic and lactate thresholds
  • Fatigue and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Carbohydrate nutrition and exercise
  • Fluid intake before exercise

Exercise in type 1 diabetes

  • Exercise physiology
  • Insulin absorption
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Strategy for treatment adjustments
  • Evaluation of the intensity and duration of the effort
  • Nutritional treatments and adaptations
  • Insulin dose adjustment

Diet and nutritional strategies during sport and exercise in type 1 diabetes

  • What is exercise
  • The athlete with diabetes
  • Nutritional principles for optimizing sports performance
  • Puttting theory into practice
  • Identifying nutritional goals
  • Energy
  • Carbohydrate
  • Guidelines for carbohydrate intake before, during and after exercise
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fluid and hydration
  • Pulling it all together

The role of physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes

  • Exercise and prevention of type 2 diabetes

Exercise, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

  • Physical activity in type 2 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome
  • Effect of exercise on the metabolic syndrome of type 2 diabetes
  • What kind of exercise, aerobic or resistance training
  • Effects on cardiovascular risk factors
  • Regulation of carbohydrate metabolism during exercise in type 2 diabetes
  • Effect of physical activity on insulin sensitivity

The role of exercise in the management of type 2 diabetes

  • Benefits of regular physical activity in type 2 diabetes
  • Effects on long-term mortality
  • Risks of physical activity

Exercise in children and adolescents

  • Metabolic effects of exercise
  • Attitudes to exercise in young adults with type 1 diabetes
  • The Firbush camp
  • Precautions during exercise

Insuling pump therapy and exercise

  • Potential advantages of CSII
  • CSII usage
  • Benefits of CSII over multiple daily injections
  • Potential advantages for CSII use with exercise
  • Studies of response to exercise in CSII users
  • Practicalities for using CSII with exercise
  • Cautions for using CSII with exercise

Diabetes and the marathon

  • Guidelines.
  • Personal views

Diabetes and specific sports

  • General principles.
  • Canoeing.
  • Golf.
  • Hillwalking.
  • Extreme altitude mountaineering.
  • Rowing.
  • Soccer and rugby.
  • Tennis.
  • Sub-aqua (scuba) diving.
  • Skiing.
  • Restrictions imposed by sports governing bodies

Becoming and staying physically active

  • Recommendations for physical activity and exercise
  • Essential attributes of a physical activity programme for people with diabetes
  • Preparation for exercise
  • Changing behaviour

The role of the diabetes team in promoting physical activity

  • Educating the diabetes team.
  • Exercise therapist as part of the team.
  • Assessment of patients.
  • The exercise prescription.
  • Patient education.
  • Motivating patients and changing behaviour


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Exercise and Sport in Diabetes
Second Edition
edited by Dinesh Nagi

2006 236 pages $124.00 + shipping
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