Diabetes has reached epidemic levels throughout the world. Approximately 34.2 million Americans are currently diagnosed with diabetes, with type 2 diabetes accounting for 95% of those cases. Worldwide, there are approximately 463 million adults living with diabetes. The number of worldwide diabetes is expected to rise to over 700 million by the year 2045. Diabetes reportedly causes 70 billion dollars in health expenditures (as of 2019). Chronic, untreated fluctuations in blood glucose levels can affect overall health and wellbeing, including damage to the eyes, heart, blood vessels, circulation, and nerve pathways.
The goal of this course is to educate healthcare providers on the early identification and treatment recommendations for diabetes-related conditions. Such education will assist in lowering the risk factors of these potentially life-altering, long-term complications.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
Chapter 2: Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Chapter 3: DKA and HHNK
Chapter 4: Lipohypertrophy
Chapter 5: Gastroparesis
Chapter 6: Dawn Phenomenon and Somogyi Effect
Chapter 7: Case Study
Chapter 8: References
Maureen graduated nursing school in 1981 and has spent her years in the Emergency and Trauma field, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager.Read Full Bio