Type 2 Series: Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes with Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali


Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali is an experienced health, wellness and fitness professional. She is a doctoral candidate studying health education in the Health & Behavior Studies Department of Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of a diabetes self-management program delivered using avatar-based technology. In addition to being an independent diabetes educator, she is currently an adjunct associate professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education teaching the Practice of Medicine 2 to third year medical students. She has earned a masters degree in Diabetes Education and Management from Teachers College, Columbia University, a masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania and is a certified diabetes educator, certified health education specialist, a certified health coach through Wellcoaches, and an American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

This live-streamed interview focuses on Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes, specifically the following:

1. The importance of having a health screening before engaging in exercise
2. Importance of understanding one’s risk(s)
3. Avoiding a hypoglycemic event
4. Acute and chronic adaptations to exercise
5. Exercise recommendations
6. HbA1c – What exactly is it?

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