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Diabetes and Massage Therapy, 2 CE

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Course Description

Diabetes and Massage Therapy, 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 client’s 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 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.

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Course Information

  • You will have three opportunities to take the test 
  • The final exam questions are available for your review prior to the test. You may print/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%
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  • All courses are NCBTMB Approved (#450015-06)
  • Massage CE Learning Tree has been a trusted massage continuing education provider for state and NCBTMB courses since 2015
  • Courses are accepted by AMTA, ABMP and other national associations for massage license renewal
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  • If this course is part of a “course bundle”, you may only complete a total of 12 CE’S in one calendar day. This information is available on your receipt of purchase and in the bundle description.

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Materials

All courses are completely online. Each course exam is graded instantly and, once you pass the multiple choice exam with 70%, your "Certificate of Completion" is immediately available for printing. All course information is available for one year from the date of purchase. The student has an unlimited number of opportunities to pass the exam.

Exams consist of either 5, 10 or 15 multiple choice questions. The exam may be downloaded and printed in advance for easier studying.

Approvals

All of our courses have NCBTMB approval.