Managing the Diabetic Patient - PT15

Managing the Diabetic Patient

by Michelle Diaz-Collins, PT and Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT and Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
(4.2 / 1344 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Not all types of diabetes are created equal, and they vary in etiology, pharmacological management, musculoskeletal manifestations, nutritional goals, susceptibility for hypoglycemia, and responses to physical therapy treatment (outcomes). There seems to be a lack of regard in physical therapy documentation distinguishing type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus consists of a group of disorders characterized by impaired blood glucose mechanism, of which type 1 diabetes accounts for 5% to 10% of diagnosed cases. The goal of this program is to provide outpatient PTs with information about type 1 diabetes mellitus and how it might affect patients undergoing physical therapy.


The goal of this program is to provide outpatient PTs with information about type 1 diabetes mellitus and how it might affect patients undergoing physical therapy. After reading this module, you will be able to —
  • Identify components of type 1 diabetes medical management to optimize glycemic control that should be documented in the subjective examination and included in daily treatment sessions.
  • Recognize symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and discuss predisposing factors and management related to participation in physical therapy.
  • Discuss musculoskeletal manifestations of diabetes mellitus, their etiology, and how they might impact physical therapy prognosis and outcomes.

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for PTs and PTAs from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018. 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of CE by The NC PT Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 3/8/2009 through 3/8/2010. 
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 09S1302, exp. date 10/26/10; 11S0732 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 12S0643 for 04/02/12 to 04/02/13; 13S0972 for 04/03/13 to 04/03/14; 14S0512 for 04/04/14 to 04/04/15; 15S0597 for 04/05/15 to 04/05/16; 16S1772 for 04/06/16 to 04/06/17; 17S0867 for 4/7/17 to 4/7/18).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CM91114291, exp. date 12/31/09, approval no. CM100014340 for 1/1/10 to 12/31/10; CM110017071 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CM120417126 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CM130019635 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CM140021454 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CM150024034 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27237 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-312079 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-312079 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 46529A for 10/26/09 to 10/25/10).
The TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3734 for 04/21/11 to 04/20/12; 4245 for 04/21/12 to 04/20/13, 4986 for 04/21/13 to 04/20/14, 5475 for 04/21/14 to 04/20/15; 6036 for 04/21/15 to 04/20/16; 2016-168 for 04/21/16 to 04/20/17).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002258 for 05/23/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003846 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007087 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010219 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 962-2009, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 413-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 122-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 228-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-444 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 09/20/12 to 09/20/16; 10/01/16 to 10/01/20.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 10/15/12 to 07/31/14; 09/17/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437.3060, exp. date 10/1/10; approval no. 437-3781 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4204 for 04/01/12 to 04/01/13; 437-4785 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 10/26/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2010
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2016


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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john s - escalon, CA  ·  May 21, 2018
information is easy to understand
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Mauri B - ST PETERSBURG, FL  ·  May 01, 2018
good review, not needed as much in surgery
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Majlinda A - St. Petersburg, FL  ·  Apr 30, 2018
material was well prepared but it needs an audio for to be more productive for people like me. I do read very slow do if it was an audio I would have finish it faster
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Scott W - largo, FL  ·  Apr 24, 2018
very good informative materal
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Lisa L - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Apr 13, 2018
Good overview of the types and concerns related to Diabetes and its management.
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