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Diabetes Type 2: Nothing Sweet About It

Diabetes--a plate of vegetables


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Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN

Contact hours: 7
AOTA CEUs: 0.7
Expiration date: March 1, 2025
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.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

AOTA Approved Provider Logo 2023ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider #6558. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.7 CEUs, introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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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Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

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.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.