American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Course

Credits: 25
Course Expiration: February 28, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This comprehensive and evidence based course, will help you learn how to integrate medical nutrition therapy into diabetes management throughout the life cycle.

The course highlights the effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy and healthy eating interventions on diabetes management, and provides knowledge on how to create proper meal planning for individuals with different types of diabetes including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. This course will help increase your competence in setting glycemic and lipid goals for individuals with multiple health conditions associated with diabetes.

The course details macro- and micronutrients and alcohol; the nutrition interventions for adults with type 1 diabetes, insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes; youth with diabetes, older adults, pregnancy, lactation and diabetes, sports and exercise and hospitalized and long term care patients. It further details medical nutrition therapy for diabetes associated complications such as hypoglycemia, weight management, lipid disorders, hypertension, kidney disease, eating disorders, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis and gastroparesis.

The course also covers medical nutrition therapy and technology including integrating medical nutrition therapy, blood glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring, and insulin pump therapy. It further details effective nutrition counseling and education, health literacy and numeracy and self-management education, and cost effectiveness of diabetes MNT. And finally, medical nutrition therapy for prediabetes and integrating medical nutrition therapy into community based diabetes prevention programs.

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.

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

  1. Understand the importance of macro- and micronutrients, and alcohol, and their role in medical nutrition therapy for diabetes.
  2. Implement the Nutrition Care Process for nutrition management of diabetes.
  3. Integrate medical nutrition therapy into diabetes management throughout the life cycle including those with type 1 diabetes, insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes; youth with diabetes, older adults, pregnancy, lactation and diabetes, sports and exercise and hospitalized and long term care patients.
  4. Implement effective medical nutrition therapy and healthy eating interventions for diabetes management.
  5. Create proper meal plans for individuals with different types of diabetes including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
  6. Implement medical nutrition therapy for diabetes associated complications such as hypoglycemia, weight management, lipid disorders, hypertension, kidney disease, eating disorders, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis and gastroparesis.
  7. Set glycemic and lipid goals for individuals with multiple health conditions associated with diabetes.
  8. Prepare care plans for hospital patients and long term care facility residents with diabetes.
  9. Improve knowledge of specialty areas of diabetes including gestational diabetes and children with Type 1 diabetes.
  10. Integrate medical nutrition therapy, blood glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring, and insulin pump therapy.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of dosing insulin for continuous insulin infusion.
  12. Implement effective nutrition counseling and education, health literacy and numeracy and self-management education, and cost effectiveness of diabetes MNT.
  13. Implement effective medical nutrition therapy for prediabetes.
  14. Integrate medical nutrition therapy into community based diabetes prevention programs.

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

CDR Activity Number: 139438     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3020 Nutrition Assessment of target groups
  • 5090 MNT Adults
  • 5190 MNT Diabetes Mellitus
  • 6010 Education Training and Counseling- behavior change theories and techniques

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 2070, 2090, 3005, 3060, 4040, 4120, 6030, 6040, 8090

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators/Practice Competencies:

  • 8.3.6. Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 9.1.2 Identifies and works to minimize and overcome barriers to learning;
  • 9.1.3 Identifies and analyzes factors that influence behavioral change
  • 12.4.6 Applies and integrates the nutrition care process to meet the complex needs of the target population

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 2.1.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5. 8.3.1, 8.4.1, 9.1.1, 9.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.6, 10.2.8, 12.4.2, 12.4.4, 13.2.2

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Required Reading for this Course: American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, Third Edition by Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE and Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE

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