Diabetes in Clinical Practice

Program Date: August 10, 2017
Publication Date:
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 Nurse Contact Hours; 0.5 Dietitian CPEU Hours; 0.5 Case Manager Hours
In the United States, diabetes has become an epidemic. More than 25.6 million people – 11.3% of our population – are estimated to the affected. Just over one-fourth of these individuals are over the age of 65 while less than 0.26% are younger than 20. And, it is estimated that another 7 million are unaware they are affected.

This course is designed to provide nurses in clinical practice with an overview of diabetes, risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with a diagnosis of diabetes, factors to consider when providing care to a patient diagnosed with diabetes and practical steps that can be taken to encourage adherence to treatment regimens.

Course Objectives:
Define the types of diabetes
• Identify signs, symptoms and risk factors for diabetes
• Describe the roles of clinical and home glucose tests
• Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
• Describe conditions to look for when assessing patients with diabetes

CDR Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.7 
Suggested Learning Codes: 3020, 5090, 5190
Media Format(s): Video (English)
Run Time: 20 Minutes

*at no charge