Nutritional Care of Diabetes - RD116

Nutritional Care of Diabetes

by Joyce Green Pastors, MS, RD, CDE
RD116
(4.5 / 550 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Diabetes education and treatment is by far the best means of controlling diabetes and minimizing its impact. Diabetes educators and dietitians must tailor their practice constantly to account for individual needs and scientific advances. Treatment has been refined so those with diabetes can lead normal lives with modifications in eating and activity, and access the plethora of diabetes medications available. Technological advances and insurance reimbursement have made blood glucose monitoring nearly foolproof. New oral and injectable glucose-lowering medications have made optimal glucose control more achievable, and a multitude of meal-planning options allow for more individualization, flexibility and control. This course is a practical guide to the nutritional management of diabetes, which is the greatest challenge, but has the potential for greatly improving quality of life and decreasing complications in people with diabetes.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to teach nutritionists, dietitians and other healthcare practitioners the nutritional management of diabetes to improve quality of life and decrease complications in patients with diabetes. After studying the information presented here, the learner will be able to: 
  • Explain the classifications, diagnostic criteria and pathophysiology of diabetes 
  • List treatment options currently used for patients with diabetes, and explain the components, goals of therapy, recommendations and risks and benefits of each 
  • Explain the differences among the various types of insulin and show how they can be used with meal planning to achieve target blood glucose levels 
  • Define oral diabetes agents and give indications for their use 
  • Explain the nutrient recommendations for the various classifications of diabetes, listing carbohydrate, fiber, protein and fat amounts 
  • Explain the differences between meal planning, energy and nutrient requirements for type 1 and type 2 diabetes 
  • Define the glycemic response, and explain how this concept is applied to nutritional control of diabetes 
  • List three sugar substitutes presently used, and discuss their positive and negative features 
  • Describe the steps of the education process 
  • List several meal-planning approaches; explain the main characteristics, benefits and drawbacks of each; and cite the type of patient who would benefit from each 
  • Discuss the problems and guidelines for use of alcohol, eating out, snacking, hypoglycemic episodes and sick-day management 
  • Discuss the high-protein diet controversy 
  • Discuss the major problems associated with pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy 
  • Explain the difference between gestational and prepregnancy diabetes, and give nutritional recommendations for both 
  • Describe the characteristics, diagnosis and dangers of diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (also known as hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma) and hypoglycemia, and explain the treatment options for each  
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Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2100, 3020, 5000, 5090, 5190, 5390, 5400, 6020
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 10/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/13/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/13/2018

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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Teresa S - Eaton, CO  ·  Sep 26, 2016
Great information, in depth examples and application of materia.
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Mary W - Los Alamos, NM  ·  Sep 20, 2016
This course covered all nutrition- related aspects to diabetes management.
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Patricia R - San Benito, TX  ·  Sep 12, 2016
Very informative. Obtained information needed to better educate the patient with gestational diabetes. Found out that the way I have been counseling patients with diabetes and/or problems with weight management is what is I have been practicing. Got a better understanding of fructose, sugar alcohols, and artificial sweeteners. Overall, received updated information that will help me provide the necessary information to help patients achieve their health goals.
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Marita C - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Aug 18, 2016
Some medication questions probably do not belong in this test which emphasizes nutrition, ex. question on use SGLT-2 inhibitors
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Carrie W - Denver, CO  ·  Aug 12, 2016
Very detailed and thorough information. This has been very helpful in my diabetes practice.
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