American Diabetes Association: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, 2018 Course

Credits: 10
Course Expiration: June 11, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This course is based on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2018 which includes all of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) current clinical practice recommendations.

The guidelines provide clinicians with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate quality of care.

The recommendations are based on an extensive review of the clinical diabetes literature, supplemented with input from ADA staff and the medical community at large. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is updated annually (or more frequently online if new evidence or regulatory changes merit immediate incorporation), and is published in Diabetes Care.

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

  1. Understand the self-care management strategies for treatment of diabetes.
  2. Improve knowledge of nutrition recommended practices in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  3. Implement effective medical nutrition therapy for prediabetes.
  4. Implement effective medical nutrition therapy for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  5. Gain knowledge of effective nutrition counseling to all ages of patients with diabetes.
  6. Implement proper medical nutrition therapy for diabetes complications such as renal disease, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, hypertension, dyslipidemia, celiac disease and obesity.
  7. Understand best practices in patients on oral medications, multiple daily insulin injections and continuous insulin infusions.

CDR Level: II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 5090 Adults
  • 5190 Diabetes mellitus
  • 6020 Counseling, therapy and facilitation skills

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 1010, 3005, 3020, 3060, 5410

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 2.1.1 Assesses the communication needs of the individual, customer or population.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 9.6.4 Assesses customers readiness to change when applying specific counseling strategies.
  • 9.6.7 Determines if further action is required as follow up to counseling and coaching.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 2.2.2, 4.4.1, 5.2.7, 5.5.4, 8.1.1, 10.2.4, 10.2.6, 11.11.2, 12.2.7, 12.4.6, 13.2.2

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) of the American Diabetes Association. Please see the January 2018 issue of Diabetes Care: The Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education, Volume 41, Supplement 1 for a listing of all members of the PPC as well as designated representatives of the American College of Cardiology (for section 9) and the ADA Staff credited with creating this publication. Citation for this publication: American Diabetes Association.