Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach
HYPOGLYCEMIA: A BETTER APPROACH
Hypoglycemia is the most common endocrine emergency. It is characterized by a reduction in plasma glucose concentration to a level that may induce symptoms or signs such as altered mental status and/or sympathetic nervous system stimulation. This condition typically arises from abnormalities in the mechanisms involved in glucose homeostasis. It can occur in people with or without diabetes. Studies estimate 30% of people with diabetes experience serious hypoglycemic episodes annually. So, it is very important for the health providers to examine the clinical spectrum and burden of hypoglycemia so adequate control measures can be implemented against this life-threatening complication. The goal for the health care providers is to empower patients with the tools to monitor hypoglycemia, making them aware of the risks and focusing on available preventive strategies along with an individualized plan of treatment. This webinar will focus on provider identification of hypoglycemia, treatment plan decisions and patient education.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Examine prevalence and consequences of hypoglycemia in diabetes patients.


  • Review risk factors for hypoglycemia.


  • Discuss strategies to minimize the incidence of hypoglycemia.


  • Understand the Rule of 15 treatment for hypoglycemia.


FOR CDCESs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE, www.cbdce.org), courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the CBDCE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an CBDCE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDCESs by the CBDCE. The CBDCE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
Live Event Date: Apr 06, 2021
Expiration Date: Apr 06, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 6.3.11, 9.1.3, 10.2.6, 10.2.11
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDCESs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC
Geetha Rao

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.

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