Type 2 Diabetes Reaches Epidemic Proportions Among Youth - CHES351

Type 2 Diabetes Reaches Epidemic Proportions Among Youth

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND and Michael G Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
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This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
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Unless immediate action is taken, the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in youth promises to be costly in terms of early health complications and healthcare expenditures. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S. among children, and an estimated 132,000 children and adolescents younger than age 18 years (0.18% of the total United States population younger than age 18 years) have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017. The American Diabetes Association recommends screening children every three years, starting at age 10 or at onset of puberty, if they are overweight and have two or more high-risk criteria. Lifestyle changes to incorporate more exercise and include healthy food choices are necessary to combat this epidemic. This module provides healthcare providers with the latest information on preventing, detecting, educating, and treating youth with type 2 diabetes.


The goal of this continuing education course is to provide nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, and health educators with the latest information on preventing, detecting, educating, and treating youth with type 2 diabetes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe three risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Describe three clinical indicators of type 2 diabetes.
  • Discuss two lifestyle interventions that can improve hyperglycemia associated with type 2 diabetes.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, and nurses.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 2/12/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Jennifer R - Long Beach, CA  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Good overview of diabetes in children and what the health educator needs to know about diagnosis, treatment options and chronic disease management. Would have liked to have seen more about cultural influences and challenges as well as for low-income families.
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Wildalis A - Naranjito, PR  ·  Apr 12, 2019
its a very interesting courses
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Kaela M - Auburn, WA  ·  Sep 10, 2018
it was very informative.
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Twilah S - Bellevue, WA  ·  Jun 27, 2018
The course was informative. I re-learned some facts.
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Leslia C - Lynwood, CA  ·  Jun 19, 2018
Excellent review of type 2 diabetes treatment and understanding in the younger population.
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