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The ultimate guide for the diabetic exerciser - with type 1 or type 2 - including specific advice and real athlete examples for more than 100 sports and activities!

Diabetic Athlete's Handbook

Your Guide to Peak Performance
Human Kinetics, 2009

A completely revised, updated, and expanded version of The Diabetic Athlete has just been released as Diabetic Athlete's Handbook--available nationwide!

Diabetic Athlete's Handbook contains entirely new athlete examples from over 350 diabetic exercisers, an additional 15 sports and activities (bringing the new total to over 100), examples from type 1, 1.5, and 2 diabetic athletes using the newest medications and regimens, brand new chapters on thinking like an athlete and sports injury treatment and prevention, 10 athlete profiles (including a pro surfer, a pro snowboarder, a dog musher, an ultra-distance runner, a soccer-playing kid, a 95-year old Senior Olympian, a mountaineer, an elite cyclist, and more), along with the latest research on diabetes and exercise, fitness, nutrition, and more. The foreword is by Matthew Corcoran, M.D., C.D.E., founder and director of Diabetes Training Camp.

You can read a recent review of the book and an excerpt from Chapter 4, "Diet and Supplements for Active People," posted online in Diabetes Health magazine.

Another excerpt from Chapter 2, "Balancing Exercise Blood Sugars," is posted online on a new web site/forum for people with type 1 diabetes called ConnecT1D.org. Check it out today!

Based on this book, Diabetes Motion is a new web site designed to provide practical guidance about blood glucose management to anyone who wants to be physically active with diabetes. Whether you’re new to exercise or a sports enthusiast, diabetes can get in the way of being physically active. Learn how to catch the next wave. Get guidance on what to do, how to do it and, most importantly, how to manage your diabetes safely and effectively when you're in motion.

About the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Have you ever had to sacrifice training or competing because of your diabetes? If you have, or if you just never want to be put in that situation, Diabetic Athlete's Handbook is just what you've been looking for. Inside this fully expanded and revised guide, you'll find detailed advice on blood sugar regulation, medications, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, and and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health, along with detailed regimen advice for more than 100 sports and activities.

Written by Dr. Sheri Colberg, a diabetic athlete with a PhD in exercise physiology, this book draws on the experiences of hundreds of diabetic athletes to provide the best advice for exercisers with type 1 and type 2 diabetes (and even type 1.5). Specific insulin advice is included for pump users and anyone on a basal/bolus insulin regimen (including Lantus, Levemir, Humalog, NovoLog/NovoRapid, and Apidra). It also has examples from hundreds of athletes with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, along with 10 profiles of elite and amateur athletes, from professional surfers to Iditarod dog mushers.

First edition erratum on page 31: The highlighted text on this page should state, "You are UNLIKELY to develop hypoglycemia when you exercise moderately early in the morning before breakfast or whenever your insulin levels are lower." (It mistakenly was printed as "likely.")

Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Table of Contents

Part I: The Diabetic Athlete's Toolbox
Chapter 1: Training for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 2: Balancing Exercise Blood Sugars
Chapter 3: Ups and Downs of Insulin and Other Medications
Chapter 4: Diet and Supplements for Active Individuals
Chapter 5: Exercise and Blood Glucose Monitoring Guidelines
Chapter 6: Thinking and Acting Like an Athlete
Chapter 7: Preventing and Treating Athletic Injuries

Part II: Guidelines for Specific Activities
Chapter 8: Fitness Activities
Chapter 9: Endurance Sports
Chapter 10: Endurance-Power Sports
Chapter 11: Power Sports
Chapter 12: Outdoor Adventures

Appendix A: Diabetes and Athletic Organizations
Appendix B: Diabetes, Sport, and Nutrition Web Sites

Reviews of Diabetic Athlete's Handbook:

"The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook illustrates in clear, straightforward terms just how to train for even the most strenuous sports: mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and much more."
Nadia Al-Samarrie, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Diabetes Health magazine

To purchase a copy of this book, click here for links to booksellers.

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