Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals: A Review and Current Update
(6.82 Contact Hours)
Written by: Virginia G. Miller, PHD, RN, FNP-BC
To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate, you must read the content online or in the downloadable PDF, pass the post test with a 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.
The price of this course is $45.00. You will only be asked to pay for the course if you decide to grade the post examination to earn a certificate with contact hours.
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After completing this course participants should be able to:
- Explain the normal physiology of glucose metabolism.
- Explain the pathophysiology of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT1.
- List the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT1.
- List the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled/undiagnosed DMT2.
- Explain the differences between DMT1 and DMT2.
- Describe the correct procedures (American Diabetes Association's recommendations) to be used to diagnose diabetes.
- List risk factors for diabetes for adults.
- List risk factors for diabetes for children.
- Recognize the role of waist circumference in screening for metabolic syndrome (a condition related to DMT2).
- List the four cornerstones of control of diabetes.
- Explain the effect each cornerstone has on blood glucose.
This home study program provides information about diabetes mellitus. An explanation of normal and abnormal physiology is provided to enhance understanding of the condition. Learner activities are included where appropriate to provide experiential learning. A current and comprehensive reference list is also provided, as is an up-to-date list of useful resources for the health care provider and/or the person with diabetes. A glossary of terms is offered as are two appendices to help explain the pathophysiology of diabetes and the various activity profiles of different kinds of insulin. Some of the links to other web resources in this course are not active due to the changing nature of diabetes information. If you would like to visit those, please copy the web address and paste it in the address bar of your web browser. We hope you enjoy Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals.