American Association of Diabetes Educators Quick Guide to Medications, 9th Edition Course

Credits: 5
Course Expiration: November 11, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This Continuing Professional Education (CPE) self-study course provides case studies to assess your knowledge and application of the information found in the American Association of Diabetes Educators Quick Guide to Medications, 9th edition.

This course delivers in-depth information on clinical nutrition care and medications for diabetes management.

The book provides an in-depth review of the 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.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

I feel this would make a good CPE program as it encourages you to think and practice critically, taking into consideration not only blood sugar management, but treatment of hypertension, renal insufficiency, and hyperlipidemia as well. The case studies presented outline realistic patients whose treatments can become complex, all while considering the safety and preferences of the whole person. I would recommend this CPE to anyone looking to feel confident in medication management with diabetes.
- Casey Seiden MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
American Association of Diabetes Educators Quick Guide to Medications, 9th Edition Self-Study Course
This CPE program advances the RDN’s diabetes knowledge to improve care for people with diabetes.
- Lisa Brown RD, LD, CDE
American Association of Diabetes Educators Quick Guide to Medications, 9th Edition Self-Study Course

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

  1. Distinguish between categories of oral glucose-lowering agents.
  2. Distinguish between types of insulin preparations.
  3. Demonstrate when and how to use glucose-lowering medications and insulin appropriately.
  4. Categorize medications used to treat comorbidities of diabetes (high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and obesity).
  5. Assess and provide input on nutrition care and medication and/or insulin treatment options for individuals with diabetes.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number:  152097    Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3070 Pharmacological, drug/nutrient; herbal interactions
  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5190 Diabetes
  • 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.
  • 10.4.1 Applies knowledge of pharmacotherapy and its effect on nutrient absorption, utilization and metabolism when developing and/or revising the plan of care.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

American Association of Diabetes Educators Quick Guide to Medications, 9th Edition Authors:

Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CPE, FFAADE

Caroline Kim, PharmD

Shawn Smith, PharmD