A Dietitian’s Guide to Medications for Patients with Diabetes Self-Study Course

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Course Expiration: October 15, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Stay up to day on current nutrition and dietetics knowledge related to diabetes medications with this case based self-study course!

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This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course delivers in-depth information on clinical nutrition care and medications for diabetes management and provides case studies to apply the information found in the required reading.

Topics covered include medications used to treat diabetes and its comorbidities (blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and weight management) as well as a discussion of complementary and alternative medicines that might be used by patients.

The CPE examination includes case studies to help the learner apply the information to clinical diabetes management.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

This required reading and self-study course provides an up-to-date information on diabetes medication for healthcare professionals to advance and improve care for people with diabetes using evidence-based guidelines.
- A Dietitian’s Guide to Medications for Patients with Diabetes Self-Study CPE Course
Lisa Brown, RDN, LD, CDCES
This is a great review of current guidelines and a helpful resource for practitioners who need to be current on medications and treatment algorithms.
- A Dietitian’s Guide to Medications for Patients with Diabetes Self-Study CPE Course
Casey Seiden, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to diabetes care.

2. Integrate new knowledge of diabetes into clinical practice.

3. Identify potential food-nutrient drug interactions based on the physiological responses to pharmacological agents used to treat diabetes.

4. Consider client/patient factors, nutritional impacts, indications, side effects, contraindications, benefits, risks, alternatives and foundational sciences when prescribing, recommending or administering drug therapy for diabetes treatment.

This course is intended for: RDNs and CDEs/CDCES

CDR Activity Number: 166581 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

8.1.4 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.

8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.

10.4.3 Identifies potential food-nutrient drug interactions based on the physiological responses to pharmacological agents and takes appropriate action.

10.4.4 Considers client/patient factors, nutritional impacts, indications, side effects, contraindications, benefits, risks, alternatives and foundational sciences when prescribing, recommending or administering nutrition-related drug therapy.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 32 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Quick Guide to Medications. 11th edition. Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, Chicago IL; 2021.

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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