CX0096: Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Diabetes

Course Description:

This course provides information about the management of diabetes mellitus. Since the disorder has plagued the human race for an extremely long time (perhaps, forever), treatment methods have varied greatly. From near-starvation diets in the days before insulin was discovered (which only prolonged the inevitability of death) to today's multi-faceted treatments based on scientific research and a much clearer understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of diabetes, the management of diabetes is continually being refined.

After completing Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Diabetes the participant will be able to:

  1. List the six food groups within the Exchange Program.
  2. List four guidelines of nutritional management of diabetes.
  3. Explain the process and rationale for using carbohydrate counting to develop an effective nutritional plan.
  4. Recognize the positive effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular health, weight control, and stress reduction provided by regular exercise for the individual with diabetes.
  5. Describe the safety precautions the individual with diabetes should take before engaging in exercise.
  6. Name the drug of choice for the patient diagnosed with pre-diabetes and/or newly diagnosed with DMT2 who qualifies for oral medication treatment.
  7. Describe the characteristics of the categories of drugs used to treat DMT2.
  8. Describe each type of insulin based on activity profiles – onset, peak, and duration.
  9. Compare and contrast treatment algorithms for management of diabetes type 2 (DMT2).
  10. Explain the recommended interventions to control blood pressure and lipids in persons with diabetes.
  11. Explain why self-blood glucose monitoring provides more reliable information about current blood glucose levels than urine testing.
  12. Explain why regular physical examinations, lab work, and retinal evaluations are necessary components of the diabetic individual's monitoring activities.
  13. Describe appropriate behaviors for the diabetic to take when ill or unable to eat.
  14. Identify two mechanisms by which a diabetic can inform others of a diabetic condition if unconscious.
  15. Identify the major long-term complications of diabetes and explain the current thinking about etiology.

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: 13.73
Price: $69.00

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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!