Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
CEU Course Description
Diabetes is associated with serious complications and premature death, and the incidences of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in U.S. children and adolescents are increasing. This beginning level course, based on information from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), was developed to give an overview of how these diseases are currently impacting young people. Symptoms, risk factors, management recommendations, and prevention strategies are discussed. This course is appropriate for educators, dietitians, health professionals, mental health clinicians, and others who come into contact with youth who may be at-risk or who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss the prevalence of diabetes in children and adolescents.
2. Differentiate between the onset, symptoms, risk factors, management, and prevention of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young people.
3. Describe complications assoiciated with diabetes such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, retinopathy, nephropathy, and hypertension.
4. Evaluate the role of the health care team in the management of diabetes as well as the schedule of care is recommended by the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care.
5. Identify special issues that impact the care of children and teens with diabetes including family support, the school routine, and the transition to independent care.
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