Type 2 Diabetes Reaches Epidemic Proportions Among Youth - CMA351

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:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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, certified medical assistants, 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, certified medical assistants, health educators, and nurses.
Certified medical assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical/general continuing education unit(s) (approval #136689 for 9/16/2019 to 9/16/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.
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.

Course Originally Released on: 11/29/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/16/2020

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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Elenita L - Everett, WA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Very enlightening and educational.
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Alyssa M - West Des Moines, IA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Course was full of good information
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Denise H - Iowa Falls , IA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
I thought this was very informative, was a good refresher
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ALEE L - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
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Xan N - Des Moines, IA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
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Price: $10.00
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