Complementary Health Approaches and Diabetes Treatment Self-Study Course

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Course Expires May 31, 2024
Credits: 8
Accreditations: CDR
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Learn to guide patients and provide them with evidence-based advice on supplement use with this case based self-study course!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading that gives health care providers the information they need to guide patients and provide them with evidence-based advice on supplement use. The book contains detailed research summaries of 38 common botanical and nonbotanical supplements. Each chapter includes information on chemical constituents, theorized mechanism of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, and a summary of clinical studies.

A case-study based CPE program helps the clinician integrate the information presented into their work setting and in counseling patients who have diabetes.

Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

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

  1. Integrate relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models related to diabetes and complementary health.
  2. Evaluate dietary supplements for safety and efficacy and consider evidence-based reviews and testing by third parties before recommending supplements for management of diabetes and/or its comorbidities.
  3. Critically evaluate the credibility of integrative and functional medicine research and literature, using evidence-based criteria, to respond to inquiries and to determine the appropriateness of incorporating these interventions into nutrition care plans when treating patients with diabetes.
  4. Identify safety issues, risks, efficacies, benefits, and limitations of complementary health interventions for treatment of diabetes.

This course is intended for: RDNs and CDCES

CDR Activity Number: 170740  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.2.6 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  • 8.3.6 Evaluates sport/dietary supplements (safety, legality, efficacy, quality, application to sport) and considers evidence-based reviews and testing by third parties before recommendation sports/dietary supplements.
  • 8.4.2 Critically evaluates the credibility of integrative and functional medicine research and literature, using evidence-based criteria, to respond to inquiries and to determine the appropriateness of incorporating these interventions into nutrition care plans.
  • 8.4.4 Identifies safety issues, risks, efficacies, benefits, and limitations of interventions.

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: Complementary Health and Diabetes: A Focus on Dietary Supplements. Arlington VA: American Diabetes Association; 2021.

Disclaimer: The text 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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Registered dietitian nutritionists will find this course invaluable in helping their patients make well informed decisions in today's movement toward using complementary medicine. A timely topic that includes a well-organized resource of evidence based-information on supplement use, mechanism of action, adverse effects, drug interactions and clinical studies.
- Complementary Health Approaches and Diabetes Treatment Self-Study Course
Lisa Brown, RDN, LD, CDCES
What a fantastic resource! Complementary health is growing in popularity in the diabetes space and so up-to-date education and research on this topic is essential for dietitians and diabetes educators. I would highly recommend this as a worthwhile CPE program.
- Complementary Health Approaches and Diabetes Treatment Self-Study Course
Casey Seiden, MS, RD, CDCES

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