The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook Available

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

Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook contains all new athlete examples, at least an additional 15 sports and activities, examples from type 1, 1.5, and 2 diabetic athletes, 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. The foreword is written by Matthew Corcoran, M.D., C.D.E., founder and director of Diabetes Training Camp.

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.

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 The 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

Visit for links to places to order your copy today!


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