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Monday, September 01, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


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Exercise Program Screening

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NOTE: Access to this information is not restricted; however, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers. Some videos contain graphic images. Patients should talk with their medical providers about any specific concerns.

Why is this important?

  • Regular exercise improves cardiometabolic health and reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
  • Patients with or at high risk for CVD or diabetes have up to a ten-fold increase in cardiovascular events during exercise, compared to healthy persons.
  • Patients with CVD should be identified by screening, evaluated and counseled before beginning a moderate to vigorous exercise program.

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Reference:
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Eighth Edition, April 2009. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Overview How To Other Resources EHR Documentation

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov