Diabetes is currently one of the fastest growing chronic disease in the United States and around the world. It is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous groups of disorders that meet a single criterion for diagnosis: hyperglycemia. Clinical presentations and complexities of diabetes management often present difficulties to the practicing healthcare providers. Safe and effective use of injectables and oral glucose lowering medications and many other interventions may require "thinking-out-of-the-box" even for experienced clinicians. Considerations that should be included along with hyperglycemia are management of hypoglycemia, complications such as chronic kidney disease and comorbidities such as obesity and worsening insulin resistance. These are some of the few factors that require a thoughtful approach to the management of individual patients.
As healthcare providers, we strive towards a common goal--better outcomes for our patients. We want to aim for individualized, patient-centered services and care. This webinar will provide a comprehensive update and review of current practice standards related to diabetes. Practical and relevant evidence-based therapies and management strategies will be discussed. Concepts of assessment, prevention, intervention, self-management education and team management will be integrated into the webinar. The goal is to provide the highest quality diabetes education to assist clinicians in providing care for each patient.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Discuss evidence-based diabetes management strategies that can improve clinical outcomes.
Understand Medical Nutrition Therapy guidelines for diabetes.
Identify challenges presented by different forms of diabetes and set treatment and interventions goals accordingly.
Review hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia treatment guidelines.
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.
About the Presenter: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC
Geetha is an established and highly skilled RD for 24 years and CDCES for 15+ years. She is originally from California, but currently lives in Houston, TX and works for Vida Healthcare and has her own Private Practice. She is very committed to her profession and is very passionate about Diabetes. She is also a Certified Diabetes Technology Clinician and Insulin Pump Trainer. She is a nationwide speaker, Board of Director for Sweet Success Express Program (SSEP), Reviewer for California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) as well as DPP Lifestyle Coach. She has published book geared towards South Asians and has plans to publish more in the near future. She is also a Reviewer/Editor for many articles and guidelines of care. She is also a Fitness Instructor and enjoys incorporating fitness element into her counseling sessions with patients.
She enjoys working with people and to guide them to make better lifestyle choices. She believes that a successful healthcare provider is one who can be a good listener and to help people to help themselves to make better decisions. In her spare time, Geetha enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family and conducting fitness classes.