American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement on the Care of the Athlete and Athletic Person With Diabetes

Trojian, Thomas; Colberg, Sheri; Harris, George; Oh, Robert; Dixit, Sameer; Gibson, Margaret; Corcoran, Matthew; Ramey, Lindsay; Berg, Philip V. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: October 21, 2021 – Volume – Issue – doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000906

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“The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) developed this position statement to assist physicians and other health professionals in managing athletes and active people with diabetes.” The authors offer 6 key points and discuss the benefits and risks of exercise with diabetes, pre-exercise screening, recommended types of exercise training, impact of exercise on blood glucose, impact of lifestyle management on type 2 diabetes, nutritional practices and performance, blood glucose targets for athletic participation, diabetes medication and exercise, use of newer technologies, rehabilitation considerations, special populations, and the prevalence of diabetes among athletes.

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