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Caring for Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes: Strategies in Healthcare (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDCES, FAND

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Financial: Roberta Anding receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Roberta Anding has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 29 Minutes

Athletes of all ages participate in sports, including those athletes with chronic illnesses, like type 1 diabetes. Advancements in understanding and management strategies make it possible for athletes with type 1 diabetes to participate in sport. Due to the unique challenges of type 1 diabetes, it is incumbent on all healthcare providers to be able to assess and manage the athlete with type 1 diabetes in a variety of settings.

This webinar will provide knowledge of key concepts of type 1 diabetes, alterations of exercise metabolism, and practical management strategies to implement immediately that promote the health, safety, and optimal performance of these athletes.

Meet Your Instructor

Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDCES, FAND

Roberta Anding is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant for the Baylor College of Medicine Corporate Programs team. She is an instructor in the Baylor Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Roberta is faculty at Rice University and is currently the sports dietitian for the Rice Owls. She is the former sports dietitian for the Houston Texans,…

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1. Pathophysiology Review: Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes is a heterogenous disease, with hyperglycemia as its central feature. In the insulin-deficient state, there are fundamental changes in fuel utilization and blood sugar control depending on the form of exercise. Key differences are seen in aerobic versus anaerobic athletes.

2. Acute and Chronic Complications: Assessment and Management Strategies

Using the American Diabetes Association standards of practice, the prevention and management of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia will be reviewed, and contraindications for participation will be discussed. Appropriate dietary guidelines will be highlighted.

3. What Motivates Your Athlete?

A clinical understanding of type 1 diabetes is essential in the provision of care, and the educational needs and motivation of the athlete are fundamental to successful outcomes. What motivates your athlete?

4. Question and Answer Session

Questions and clinical scenarios from users are addressed by Roberta Anding.

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