Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes in Youth
The goal of this course is to update the nurse’s knowledge relating to the management of the young patient with type 1 diabetes.

Course Publication Date: May 31, 2012

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:DY020612
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pediatric Medicine

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2012.

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the 5-year study called SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth.
  • Explain how diabetes self-management training (DSMT) in children and adolescents with diabetes and their parents is different from that of adults.
  • Describe the concepts of medical nutrition therapy for children and adolescents so that there is provision for normal growth and development and optimal glycemic control.
  • Describe the parental burden of managing a child’s diabetes and the benefit of social networks and support.
  • Describe the acute and chronic complications of type 1 diabetes in childhood.
  • Identify age-appropriate educational materials and considerations for each group.


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