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Diabetes Education and Management
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Diabetes Education and Management
In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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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 covers the complexity of the diabetes epidemic and the etiology, consequences, and treatment of diabetes. Biological, psychosocial, behavioral, environmental, and economic perspectives on the etiology and consequences of diabetes will be emphasized. A special emphasis will be placed on theoretical and evidence-based behavior strategies to prevent diabetes and to promote the health of those already diagnosed.

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.