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Diabetes Type 2: Nothing Sweet About It

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Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN

Contact hours: 7
Expiration date: March 1, 2023
Course price: $39

Course Summary

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.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the history of Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. Summarize the prevalence, mortality, and morbidity of diabetes.
  3. Compare and contrast the four classifications of diabetes mellitus.
  4. Explain the body’s regulation of blood glucose during the normal metabolism of foods and the pathology that arises with diabetes mellitus.
  5. Describe risk factors for diabetes mellitus.
  6. Explain the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.
  7. Identify risk factors for metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.
  8. Describe the optimal diabetes healthcare team and how they teach self-management.
  9. Explain treatment strategies for diabetes.
  10. Compare and contrast the acute and chronic complications of type 2 diabetes.
  11. Discuss the chronic complications of type 2 diabetes.
  12. Explain the two prongs of type 2 diabetes prevention.