Question of Week | Best meal planning approach with GDM

LS is 26 weeks pregnant and just discovered she has gestational diabetes. LS asks you what type of meal planning approach will help keep her and the baby healthy.

According to the ADA Standards of Care, what is the most accurate response?

  1. To promote healthy fetal development, consume about 175 gms of carb a day.
  2. Try to eliminate simple carbohydrates to decrease risk of reactive hypoglycemia.
  3. Consume the majority of carbs in the morning when you are most insulin resistant.
  4. Eat no more than one serving of fruit a day to prevent hepatic fructose toxicity.

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Level 2 | Pregnancy & Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CE | July 21

People living with diabetes who are pregnant are confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education, and understanding. 

This course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals, and prevention of complications during pregnancy. A helpful review for the CDCES Exam and for those who want more information on people who are pregnant and live with Diabetes.

Topics include:

  • Three issues that affect pregnancy with diabetes
  • The unique attributes of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria and management goals for gestational diabetes
  • Potential short term and long term complications of fetal exposure to hypoglycemia
  • Prevention measures to keep mother and baby healthy

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Question of Week | Why is JR missing insulin dose?

JR is 78, lives alone and manages their diabetes with bolus insulin at breakfast and dinner and basal insulin at night.  For the past few months, JR has had trouble remembering to take insulin with meals and JR’s most recent A1c is above 9%. 

Which of the following is most likely contributing to this change of behavior for JR?

  1. Increased frequency of hypoglycemia.
  2. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  3. Alzheimer dementia.
  4. Adjustment of statin dose.

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Level 2 | Older Adults & Diabetes | 1.5 CEs

We have updated this content based on the ADA 2021 Standards of Care.

We are living longer and more people are getting diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has updated the Older Adults Standards, with special attention to considering reduction of medication and insulin therapy intensity. The older population has unique issues and special needs that require consideration as we provide diabetes self-management education. This online course highlights key areas of assessment, intervention, and advocacy for older clients living with diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Self-management considerations for older individuals
  2. Strategies to prevent complications and maintain optimal quality of life
  3. The role of the Diabetes Educator as advocate

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The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week | July 6, 2021

JR is a 15-year-old with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, with an A1c of 8.3% and elevated lipids. 

In addition to nutrition and activity coaching, which of the following medications are FDA approved for pediatrics?

  1. Glipizide and Sitagliptin
  2. SGLT-2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists
  3. Glimepiride and Empagliflozin
  4. Liraglutide and Metformin

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Level 2 | From Tots to Teens Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CEs | July 14

This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes educators need to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. 

We discuss the clinical presentation of diabetes, goals of care, and normal growth and development through the early years through adolescence. Strategies to prevent acute and long term complications are included with an emphasis on positive coping for family and child with diabetes.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the goals of care for Type 1 and Type 2 Kids with Diabetes
  • State Strategies to prevent acute and chronic complications
  • Discuss the importance of positive psychosocial adjustment and resources

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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week | Prepping for Surgery

AR is living with type 2 diabetes, has an A1c of 7.4%, and takes metformin 1000 BID and 60 units of glargine at bedtime.  AR is admitted to the hospital overnight for early morning surgery.

According to ADA Guidelines, what adjustment in his diabetes medications are needed to prepare for a safe surgery?

  1. Hold the evening metformin and glargine the night before surgery to prevent perioperative hypoglycemia.
  2. Hold morning metformin the day of surgery and give about 40 units of bedtime glargine the night before surgery.
  3. Hold metformin 3 days before surgery and give 60 units of bedtime glargine the night before surgery.
  4. Hold the metformin the day before surgery and give the glargine the morning of surgery to prevent perioperative hyperglycemia.

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Level 2 | Hospitals & Hyperglycemia Standards | 1.5 CEs | July 29

Research clearly demonstrates the importance of glucose control during hospitalization to improve outcomes not only in the inpatient setting but after discharge.  This course reviews the evidence that supports inpatient glucose control and outline practical strategies to achieve targets in the inpatient setting.  We incorporate the latest ADA Standards and provide links to resources and inpatient management templates.

Topics include:

  • The impact of hyperglycemia in the hospital setting.
  • The importance of inpatient glucose control.
  • Three strategies to get glucose to goal in the hospital setting.

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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week | How do Pregnancy Hormones affect Glucose?

ML has type 1 diabetes, her A1c is on target and she and is hoping to get pregnant in the upcoming year. 

Which of the following statement best reflects the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy?

  1. A sharp increase in glucose levels in the first trimester due to placental hormones.
  2. A decrease in insulin needs during the second and third trimester.
  3. A minimal fluctuation in insulin needs until about 36 weeks.
  4. A decrease in insulin needs during the first 16 weeks.

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Level 2 | Pregnancy & Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CE | July 21

People living with diabetes who are pregnant are confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education, and understanding. 

This course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals, and prevention of complications during pregnancy. A helpful review for the CDCES Exam and for those who want more information on people who are pregnant and live with Diabetes.

Topics include:

  • Three issues that affect pregnancy with diabetes
  • The unique attributes of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria and management goals for gestational diabetes
  • Potential short term and long term complications of fetal exposure to hypoglycemia
  • Prevention measures to keep mother and baby healthy

See Full Calendar for upcoming webinars and Virtual Courses.

Can’t make it live? All paid registrants are guaranteed access to the video presentation, handouts and podcasts.


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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

RT is 12 years old and has a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

Based on the ADA Standards of Care, what is the most accurate statement regarding glycemic goals?

  1. Glucose targets are based on the individual.
  2. Strive to achieve at least 80% time in range.
  3. A1C less than 6.5% for children under the age of 18.
  4. Pre-meal glucose of 80-130 and post-meal glucose less than 200 to prevent hypoglycemia.

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Level 2 | From Tots to Teens Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CE| July 14

This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes educators need to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. 

We discuss the clinical presentation of diabetes, goals of care, and normal growth and development through the early years through adolescence. Strategies to prevent acute and long term complications are included with an emphasis on positive coping for family and child with diabetes.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the goals of care for Type 1 and Type 2 Kids with Diabetes
  • State Strategies to prevent acute and chronic complications
  • Discuss the importance of positive psychosocial adjustment and resources

See Full Calendar for upcoming webinars and Virtual Courses.

Can’t make it live? All paid registrants are guaranteed access to the video presentation, handouts and podcasts.


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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week |JR worried about cancer; sorting fact from fiction

JR is taking Metformin 1000mg BID but is worried about getting cancer and is thinking about stopping the metformin. 

Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding diabetes and cancer?

  1. People with diabetes have a slightly lower risk of liver and uterine cancers.
  2. Some brands of metformin were recalled because of an NDMA impurity, so it is best to hold metformin for now.
  3. There is research suggesting that metformin may be associated with a decreased risk of certain cancers.
  4. Metformin does not increase the risk of cancer, but it can negatively impact renal function.

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Level 4 | Cancer & Diabetes | 1.25 CEs

Patients with cancer often experience hyperglycemia secondary to treatment, which can increase risk of infection and compromise their nutritional status. In addition, recent research has identified the link between diabetes and cancer. Join us to learn more about this unexpected link and treatment strategies for steroid induced hyperglycemia using a case study approach.

Topics Include:

  • Discuss the relationship between cancer, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.
  • State 3 benefits of normalizing glucose levels during chemotherapy.
  • Using a case study approach, discuss strategies to improve glucose levels and quality of life.

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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Question of the Week | New Diabetes, Best Action?

JR is 43 years old with newly discovered type 2 diabetes.

According to the ADA Standards, which of the following actions needs to be taken with a new type 2 diabetes diagnosis?

  1. Hepatitis B Vaccine
  2. Screening for prostate cancer
  3. Referral to podiatry
  4. Antibody testing to confirm diagnosis

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Level 4 | Type 2 Intensive | 2.0 CEs

This 2 hours course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, prevention strategies, and cardiovascular risk reduction. In addition, we highlight type 2 treatment approaches including nutrition, activity, oral and injectables medications plus screening and treatment guidelines for micro and macrovascular disease. Through case studies and discussion, we highlight strategies to focus on a person-centered approach along with attention to psychosocial care for people living with diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current epidemiology of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Describe the classification, terminology & diagnostic criteria for diabetes.
  3. Identify the eight pathophysiologic defects associated with the ominous octet.
  4. Describe evidence and strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes.
    State strategies to implement a person-centered approach to those with diabetes.
  5. Discuss key aspects of type 2 diabetes management including education, therapeutic lifestyle changes, glucose, lipid, and hypertension management plus referrals.
  6. Understand the overarching principles of management of type 2 DM including.
    1. Classes of the diabetes medications
    2. Treatment of dyslipidemia/hypertension
    3. Screening for, prevention, and treatment of microvascular complications
    4. Psychosocial support

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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.