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Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN
Contact hours: 7
Expiration date: March 1, 2023
Course price: $39
Overview of type 2 diabetes, including underlying physiology, clinical forms, prevalence, causes, and complications. Addresses prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, as well as the normal regulation of blood glucose levels and insulin production/resistance. Explores complex management issues.
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.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Summarize the history of Diabetes Mellitus.
- Summarize the prevalence, mortality, and morbidity of diabetes.
- Compare and contrast the four classifications of diabetes mellitus.
- Explain the body’s regulation of blood glucose during the normal metabolism of foods and the pathology that arises with diabetes mellitus.
- Describe risk factors for diabetes mellitus.
- Explain the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.
- Identify risk factors for metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.
- Describe the optimal diabetes healthcare team and how they teach self-management.
- Explain treatment strategies for diabetes.
- Compare and contrast the acute and chronic complications of type 2 diabetes.
- Discuss the chronic complications of type 2 diabetes.
- Explain the two prongs of type 2 diabetes prevention.