This course explores person-centered and strengths-based approaches to working with people who have diabetes. Students will discuss the role of language/messaging in various approaches to working with people that can help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes. Students will also explore the role of age-related generations in behavior change.
This course covers the physiology of normal energy metabolism and the related 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 related to diabetes and hyperglycemia are also addressed.
This course teaches the clinician how to conduct a diabetes-focused assessment of the person with diabetes, with consideration for family dynamics, culture, 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.
This course covers the specific components of multimodal therapies used to treat diabetes and associated comorbidities, as well as to reduce the risk of acute and chronic complications, referencing evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines and landmark trials whenever possible. The major elements of, indications for, rationale for, and complications of current therapeutic approaches are explored.
This course provides specific guidance regarding implementation of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (Beck, et al., 2017) to create Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs that will fulfill ADA recognition or ADCES accreditation requirements.
This course offers an in-depth exploration of the medications used to treat and reduce the risk for diabetes, as well as the drugs used to treat its related comorbidities and complications. It also covers over-the-counter treatments, supplements, and medical foods used by people with diabetes. Drug classes, names, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be discussed, as well as drugs currently being investigated. This course includes a discussion of the FDA approval process, major drug trials, considerations for special populations, and adverse effects.