Hypoglycemia in Tightly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes - RD252-60

Hypoglycemia in Tightly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes

How to Recognize, Prevent, and Treat It

by Jamie Dillinger, MSN, RN, CRNP, CDE
(4.6 / 93 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The number of people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus continues to grow. It takes a team of healthcare practitioners, including a diabetes specialist (physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant), a diabetes nurse educator, a dietitian, and ideally, a mental health counselor and an exercise physiologist, to best coordinate and teach people about the management of type 1 diabetes. However, most people with type 1 diabetes don’t have access to this “dream team.” Nonspecialists often must provide the bulk of diabetes mellitus care to this patient population, and they may not have up-to-date knowledge and experience about therapy and resources.


The goal of this diabetes mellitus continuing education module is to update nurses’, dietitians’, health educators’ and laboratory professionals’ ability to recognize, prevent and treat hypoglycemia in tightly controlled type 1 diabetes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the physiological response to hypoglycemia
  • Identify causes of hypoglycemia in relation to diabetes self-management
  • Describe clinical interventions for the prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia

Jamie Dillinger, CRNP, MSN, CDE, has declared she is a pump and sensor trainer consultant for Medtronic Diabetes.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians/nutritionists, and health educators.
Dietitians: 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/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
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 2000, 2070, 3000, 3005, 5000, 5190, 5290, 5390 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 10.1.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.8.
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: 9/15/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/15/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/15/2018

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.

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


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Catherine N - Winterville, NC  ·  Jan 21, 2017
helpful overview. The basic tenets of the course provide an overview for any clinician and supports my current practice and is consistent with my review of other education material.
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Laura L - Ankeny, IA  ·  Jan 03, 2017
Great CEU, great information, nice article. I teach diabetic education and this was very applicable
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Teresa S - Eaton, CO  ·  Dec 12, 2016
Good guidelines for hypoglycemia treatment
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Gretchen E - Cartersville, GA  ·  Sep 21, 2016
Good overview of hypoglycemia.
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Shannon A - Glendale, AZ  ·  Aug 24, 2016
Great information, thank you!
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Price: $20.00
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