Spanish Survival Skills for Dietitians: Focus on Diabetes
Do you feel frustrated when you are trying to work with a Spanish-speaking patient with diabetes due to an inability to understand and speak Spanish?

Are you a Certified Diabetes Educator or a dietitian who works with a substantial number or Spanish speaking patients with diabetes and need help communicating with them?

Are you a CDE who does insulin pump trainings for patients who are Spanish speaking and would like to know vocabulary to better guide them in carbohydrate counting?

Have you spent hours using translator services when counseling your Spanish-speaking diabetes clients?

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish, but could not find a course that fit into your schedule and that was geared to dietitians?

Have you felt limited in your ability to get hired by an organization or diabetes center where the ability to speak Spanish was required or preferred?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this webinar is for you!

(Hable español con sus pacientes con diabetes)

Whether you are an RDN and/or diabetes educator working in a clinical inpatient hospital or outpatient clinic, diabetes center, Accredited DSME program, private practice, insulin pump training setting, corporate wellness site, or other non-traditional settings, you will benefit from this informative session. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Spanish tutor Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, for a webinar that will educate and inspire you to speak and understand basic Spanish vocabulary, phrases and grammar that apply to your diabetes nutrition education and counseling practice. There will be time for you to practice speaking during the webinar in the comfort of your home or office. You will receive practical written and online resources that you can use immediately to develop your Spanish speaking skills and be able to speak Spanish with your patients with diabetes. The takeaways will be improved communication and client adherence, professional skill development, career enhancement, cultural awareness and more. Hablaremos pronto! (We will talk soon!).
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Learn and understand basic Spanish vocabulary, phrases, and grammatical structures related specifically to the diabetes nutritional counseling and education to be able to establish basic rapport with their patients/clients who have Type 1 diabetes Type 2 Diabetes, or Gestational Diabetes

  • Learn to give a basic carbohydrate counting educational session in Spanish.

  • Learn how the ability to communicate in Spanish can improve communication with patients and clients leading to improved health outcomes and a reduced risk of diabetes related complications.

  • Acquire an array of online and print resources, including handouts, apps, websites and cookbooks to help RDNs improve their Spanish speaking and comprehension skills as they relate to diabetes self management education.
FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE,, courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
Live Event Date: Oct 27, 2015
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 1040, 1060, 6020, 5190
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.3.6, 1.3.9, 9.3.3, 9.4.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDEs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, E-RYT, C-IAYT
Ilene Cohen

Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is a NYC-based, nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and IAYT-certified yoga therapist. Ilene has been an RD since 2000 and a yoga teacher since 2007 and was recently credentialed as a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. A NYSAND media spokesperson, Ilene is a sought-after presenter of CPE webinars, speaking engagements at local and national conferences, and has been featured on radio, local television and in publications including Self Magazine and Yoga Journal.

Her private practice and company, PranaSpirit Nutrition & Wellness, specializes in mind-body integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy and therapeutic yoga. Ilene has used various aspects of yoga, including asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, restoratives and Yoga Nidra, with her nutrition clients for the past eight years. She is extremely passionate about this topic and is eager to share tools and resources with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists so they can help their clients while improving their own self-care.

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