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Diabetes: Teaching Patients Self-Care

This course has been approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification.

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Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: October 1, 2024
Course price: $29

Course Summary

Healthcare professionals who are not diabetes educators are still often called upon to teach diabetes patients techniques of self-care. This involves an understanding about how adults learn and how to create an environment that supports their learning. It is essential to the daily life and future of people with diabetes that they understand and practice self-care so they can manage a disease that can be devastating if it is left unchecked.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
    Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain the four classes of diabetes and how they differ from one another.
  2. Discuss the ways you can motivate a diabetes patient using at least two of the education models presented here.
  3. Be prepared to create a lesson plan for a patient, with the goal of achieving a specific new aspect of self-care.