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Diabetes Education and Management
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Please check the Class Schedule or contact the for specific course availability for each semester:

HBSD 4110 Behavior Change Strategies for Diabetes Prevention and Control

This course explores a patient-centered and strengths-based approach to working with people who have diabetes. Students will discuss the role of language in this approach, and ways they can work with people to help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes. Students will also explore the role of age-related generations in behavior change.

HBSD 4120 Pathophysiology of Diabetes and its Complications
This course covers the physiology of normal energy metabolism and the pathophysiology of energy metabolism as seen in metabolic syndrome, the progression to type 2 diabetes, overt type 2 diabetes, as well as type 1, gestational, and drug-induced diabetes. Comorbid conditions and acute and chronic complications of diabetes and hyperglycemia will be addressed.

HBSD 4130 Assessment of the Person with Diabetes
This course teaches the clinician how to conduct a diabetes-focused assessment of the person with diabetes, with consideration for family dynamics and support. Emphasis is placed on cognitive, behavioral, and affective assessments, as well as select elements of the clinical assessment, i.e., the assessment of the "whole" person with diabetes. The findings from the assessment are then used as the basis for goal-setting.

HBSD 4140 Preventive & Therapeutic Interventions in Diabetes Management
This course covers the specific components of multimodal therapies used to treat diabetes and associated comorbidities, as well as to prevent the acute and chronic complications of diabetes, referencing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines whenever possible. The major elements of, indications for, rationales for, and complications of current therapeutic regimens will be explored.

HBSD 4150 Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) Programs: Development, Implementation, & Evaluation
This course provides specific guidance regarding implementation of the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education (ADA, 2007) to create Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs that will fulfill ADA recognition or AADE accreditation requirements.