Diabetes Medications
DIABETES MEDICATION UPDATE: THE TRIED, THE TRUE AND THE NEW
Taking anti-glycemic medications is a key evidence-based intervention for people with diabetes to achieve their blood glucose targets. The challenge for diabetes professionals is to keep updated on what they NEED TO KNOW about all the many oral and injectable diabetes drugs currently on the market (including insulins) in order to furnish quality diabetes care and education to their patients. This presentation formats the oral drugs into those with a high and a low risk for hypoglycemia. Within each of these 2 categories are the drugs best suited for controlling fasting blood glucose and post-meal glucose, with supporting details on each drug's brand and generic names, risks, benefits, sites and mechanisms of actions, reported advantages and disadvantages, and application route. Basal and bolus insulin therapy in T1 and T2 diabetes are reviewed, including insulin types, how to calculate starting doses, how to prepare and inject insulin doses, and syringe, needle and pen types. Challenging insulin FAQs are reviewed, along with the newest "Medication Algorithm for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes."

This is one presentation you do not want to miss. Special bonus: the slides deck will be a great desk top diabetes medication reference for you and your staff.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to name:
  • the sites of action (target organs) of the current diabetes medications.


  • 5 of the many considerations for prescribing medications for diabetes.


  • the 4 lifestyle interventions recommended for PWDs, and the first medication to be prescribed as 'monotherapy', per the ADA.


  • the 6 'dual' medication therapies if the A1c target is not achieved after 3 months of monotherapy, per the ADA.


  • the diabetes medications with a low risk of hypoglycemia used primarily to control fasting and pre-meal blood glucose.


  • the diabetes medications with a low risk of hypoglycemia used primarily to control post-meal blood glucose.


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, www.ncbde.org), 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: Mar 21, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4040, 5190, 5460, 7130
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3
Target Audience: RDs, CDEs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RDN, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a corporate consulting practice in Palos Heights, IL, (Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC) that specializes in customized consulting, training, writing and professional presentation services for the healthcare and food industry in these areas:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T).
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).
  • Medicare Intensive Behavior Therapy for Obesity Benefit.
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Remote Patient Monitoring, Chronic Care Management, Insulin Titration, etc..
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for above.
  • Medicare Quality Payment Plan and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) For RDNs.
  • Business Plans (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial and CQI components).
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care.
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation or ADA Recognition for DSME/T Programs (requirements and comprehensive turn-key materials, including Policy and Procedure Manual).
  • E.M.A. Tools for Successful Behavior Change: Motivational Interviewing, Patient Empowerment and Adult Learning Tools.
  • For Providers Only: Risk Adjustment Payment Methodologies Used by CMS and Select Private Healthcare Insurers.
Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a nationally recognized registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN), certified diabetes educator (CDE) and certified endocrinology coder (CEC) with a MBA degree (marketing focus). She applies nearly forty years of experience in her work as a consultant, writer, speaker and trainer within her business Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC. Mary Ann is known for her expertise in multiple diabetes care and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) areas; see bulleted list above.

She is especially known for her knowledge on insurance reimbursement, coding and coverage guidelines for diabetes care and MNT interventions. Her clients are in the health, food, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, and include CMS, the CDC, AADE, and multiple state and local departments of public health. Mary Ann has given over 600 presentations, webinars and live training engagements, at which she generously shares her wide array of practice resources. She has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored continuing education online modules for AADE, and is a contributing or lead author for multiple toolkits, fact sheets and 'how-to' guides for nutrition and diabetes care professionals on the subjects of insurance reimbursement and creating effective business plans for the sustainability of their services. She served on the AADE Board of Directors from 2013 - 2015.

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