The American College of Sports Medicine lists Exercise as a Vital Sign
All clinicians at Integrated Diabetes Services understand and discuss the importance of physical activity. This is one of many things that, in my opinion, makes us stand out. Gary Scheiner and I even both chose Exercise Physiology as our background to become diabetes care and education specialists. The benefits of physical activity are incredible including more energy, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, mental health improvements, and so much more.
Recently, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) global health initiative, Exercise is Medicine (EIM), has secured approval to add a Physical Activity Implication Guide adding physical activity as a vital sign.
What does this mean?
In the months ahead, healthcare providers will be able to refer patients to exercise programs to work with a qualified exercise professional. This means……..more likely to get insurance coverage for physical activity services, woohoo! Very exciting news that can have a huge impact on improving the health of so many people.
For people with diabetes, I always recommend looking for an ACSM-certified exercise professional as I feel the curriculum best covers exercise and diabetes.
If you would like to get started now with exercise programming or education for keeping blood sugar in your desired glucose range during activity, give our office a call at 610-642-6055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ave Maria University in Florida and a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She is Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the International Sports Science Association.