Diabetes Related Conditions and Complications

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.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
  2. Discuss treatment options for diabetes unawareness.
  3. Discuss risk factors for DKA and HHNK/HHS.
  4. Describe dietary interventions to lower risk of gastroparesis.
  5. Define the diagnostic criteria for Dawn Phenomenon and Somogi Effect.
  6. Discuss injection site rotation in preventing lipohypertrophy.

Curriculum

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

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Chapter 8: References

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Maureen Sullivan-Tevault

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.

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