Understanding Diabetes Mellitus
Course is designed to provide CNAs an introduction to the disease of diabetes, its causes, treatments, and effects.
- What is Diabetes?
- What are the Scope and Impact of Diabetes?
- Why is Diabetes on the Rise?
- Understanding Blood Glucose Levels
- Pre-Diabetes or Impaired Fasting Glucose
- What are the Types of Diabetes?
- Who Gets Diabetes?
- How is Diabetes Diagnosed?
- The A1C Test
- Goal of Diabetes Management
- Managing Diabetes
- Treating Diabetes
- Complications of Diabetes
After successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Define diabetes and its three main types.
- Outline who is more likely to develop diabetes.
- Recognize the risk factors for diabetes.
- Explain how diabetes is diagnosed.
- Discuss the management of diabetes.
- Identify key complications of diabetes.
Course Format and Teaching Method
This classroom, Instructor-led course uses lecture and case scenarios to reinforce diabetes education. The goal of the course is to improve the quality of care provided to patients with diabetes, resulting in improved outcomes. Course duration is 4 hours
- Course uses lecture for reinforcement of essential knowledge and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
- Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
- A lecture manual will be handed out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge