Diabetes and Massage, 2 CE

NCBTMB Approved Massage Continuing Education

As a massage therapist, you will encounter clients diagnosed with various medical conditions. One of those medical conditions is diabetes mellitus. This course will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge in order to:

  • Define the difference between Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.
  • Recognize the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes and common diabetic complications.
  • Understand the varied benefits that massage offers to diabetic clients.
  • Identify contraindications and cautions for diabetic massage.
  • Explain a variety of complementary therapies that can be used in conjunction with massage to help your clients avoid diabetic complications.
  • Understand how massage can help stabilize blood sugar through relaxation and stress relief.

As a massage therapist, it is your responsibility to share information with your clients on the precautions as well as the benefits of massage. The benefits and cautions of massage will largely depend on their current state of health. Your educational background should help you in identifying unmanaged diabetes or advanced diabetic conditions. This knowledge ranges from the importance of clients testing blood sugar levels prior to and following massage to both the therapist and the clients ability to recognizing symptoms of hypoglycemia, potential temporary disorientation, and other factors that have an effect on the overall health and wellness of your clients.Diabetes Word Cloud Concept

Diabetes currently affects over 14 million Americans today, the majority of which are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Understanding the processes that contribute to a diagnosis of diabetes, how certain body organs are affected by the disease, and how massage can help ensure that the massage therapist has the foundation to provide the most beneficial massage techniques available to their clients.

Medical Disclaimer: Courses and course information offered by Massage CE Learning Tree should not be used in place of physician recommendations or medical advice from your healthcare provider. Information provided through these courses is based on adjunct therapies and protocols which offers a suggested service guide to massage therapists.

Course Information

You will be allowed to take the test five (5) times. After 5 attempts, the exam will lock and you will not be able to retake the course. You can view the exam questions before you take the exam and all of the exam questions are in BOLD throughout the course.

  • If there are Green Checks Marks by the course material or the exams, the chapter or course has already been taken. If you have not completed these chapters or the exam with this new purchase, please STOP and contact me by using the CONTACT US link on the top bar of the website

  • If this course is part of a bundle that you’ve purchased, you are limited to completing only 12 CE’S in the bundle in one calendar day. This is a STATE LAW requirement. Each course has the number of CE’S next to the course title. You are required to follow the state laws when completing online/distance courses!

  • The final exam questions are available for your review prior to the taking the course. You may screenshot/take a photo of the questions so you have them available as you review the course. Write down your answers as you read through the course and then transfer them to the final exam.

  • Important exam answer information is in BOLD throughout the course. 

  • Exam answers are multiple choice

  • Certificate is emailed to you when you pass the exam with 70%

  • Click on the first course title to begin

  • Mark Complete to move to the next section of the course

  • Courses are pass/fail. There are no grades  on your certification and no “points” are listed on your account.

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  • All courses and certificates are available in your account for one year. Make sure to save your certifications. After 1 year, your account information closes and is no longer available.

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