Accommodating Clients with Diabetes

$45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers     3.0 CE credits     Video

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This course examines diabetes and how it determines the steps you should take as a massage therapist with clients with diabetes. This includes an understanding of the types of diabetes, how they affect the body and how to (in a massage therapy setting) manage complications both from the disease and from the medications prescribed to the patients.


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how massage therapists can assist the growing number of those with diabetes.
  • Define types, symptoms, causes and possible controls for types 1 and 2 diabetes.
  • Describe the etiology, signs, symptoms and treatments for types 1 and 2 diabetes.
  • List contraindications for massage therapy for those with diabetes. 

About the author(s)

Julie Goodwin, LMT, is a longtime massage therapy educator, the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists, and creator of She is a 2018 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.  

Course expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course approval codes

LCEU0001957, MSP #229


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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