Suncoast Pilates Master Instructor Patricia Welter created and teaches specialty Pilates instructor training course Diatrology™, which discusses both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the physiological effects and complications of diabetes, how exercise helps to improve and control blood sugar, and teaches instructors how to train clients with diabetes. 

Diatrology comes from two words. Dia-, prefix. dia– comes from Greek, where it has the meanings “through, across, from point to point; completely. ” These meanings are found in such words as: diagnosis, dialogue, dialysis, diameter, diaphanous, diabetes. Pilates was originally called “Contrology” named by Joseph Pilates himself. Therefore Dia-trology : Contrology (Pilates exercise) for those with diabetes!