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 / 2049 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 Ed. Dept. of CE for PTs and PTAs from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18. 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/10 to 01/31/13; 1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16; and 1902004TX for 02/01/16 to 01/31/19 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 3/8/09 through 3/8/10. 
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Reg. from July 2013 through 9/30/18.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 09S1302, exp. date 10/26/10; 11S0732 for 04/01/11 to 4/1/12; 12S0643 for 4/2/12 to 4/2/13; 13S0972 for 4/3/13 to 4/3/14; 14S0512 for 4/4/14 to 4/4/15; 15S0597 for 4/5/15 to 4/5/16; 16S1772 for 4/6/16 to 4/6/17; 17S0867 for 4/7/17 to 4/7/18; 18S0771 for 4/8/18 to 4/8/19).
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 1/1/11 to 12/31/11; CM120417126 for 1/1/12 to 12/31/12; CM130019635 for 1/1/13 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 1/1/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-312079 for 1/1/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-312079 for 1/1/18 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 Req. (approval no. 3734 for 4/21/11 to 4/20/12; 4245 for 4/21/12 to 4/20/13, 4986 for 4/21/13 to 4/20/14, 5475 for 4/21/14 to 4/20/15; 6036 for 4/21/15 to 4/20/16; 2016-168 for 4/21/16 to 4/20/17).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002258 for 5/23/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003846 for 1/1/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007087 for 1/1/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010219 for 1/1/17 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 2/1/12 to 1/31/14; 228-2014 for 2/1/14 to 1/31/16; 2016-444 for 2/1/16 to 1/31/18; 1801-192 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 9/20/12 to 9/20/16; 10/1/16 to 10/1/20.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 10/15/12 to 7/31/14; 09/17/15 to 7/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
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 4/1/11 to 4/1/12; 437-4204 for 4/1/12 to 4/1/13; 437-4785 for 4/1/13 to 4/1/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Dept. of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a max. 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: 3/20/2021


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.

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Laurel O - Collierville, TN  ·  Sep 21, 2018
It was very informative.
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Tammy B - seminole , FL  ·  Sep 08, 2018
pertinent to physical therapy not pertinent to nursing
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Rebecca V - Saint Petersburg, FL  ·  Aug 31, 2018
very good course, very informative
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Analta D - St. Petersburg, FL  ·  Aug 17, 2018
I would recommend this class for all my co workers
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Shawn C - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Aug 17, 2018
I enjoyed the course
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Price: $19.00
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