CX0095: Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals: A Review and Current Update

Course Description:

Diabetes is a chronic disorder predominantly of carbohydrate metabolism. Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, however, ultimately influence protein and fat metabolism. There are an estimated 25.8 million people of all ages in the United States (8.3% of the population) who have all types of diabetes.

After completing Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals: A Review and Current Update the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the normal physiology of glucose metabolism.
  2. Explain the pathophysiology of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT1.
  3. List the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT1.
  4. List the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT2.
  5. Explain the differences between DMT1 and DMT2.
  6. Describe the correct procedures (American Diabetes Association's recommendations) to be used to diagnose diabetes.
  7. List risk factors for diabetes for adults.
  8. List risk factors for diabetes for children.
  9. Recognize the role of waist circumference in screening for metabolic syndrome (a condition related to DMT2).
  10. List the four cornerstones of control of diabetes.
  11. Explain the effect each cornerstone has on blood glucose.

Course Options:

You can read this course for free. Pay for the course only if you want to grade the exam for continuing education credit (Contact Hours) towards your license.

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Contact Hours: 6.82
Price: $48.00

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**Upon successful completion of these courses your certificate of completion is immediately available for you to print AND we electronically transfer your completion information to the State Education Department daily at 4:00PM EST. There is no need for you to mail your certificate; we do it for you electronically!