CNA: Update on Macrovascular Disease and Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help the CNAs learn about diabetes and macrovascular disease – the risk factors, types of macrovascular disease, prevalence, diagnosis and treatment options. We also discuss the UKPDS study done in the U.K., insulin resistance syndrome, whole blood viscosity, glycemic control, how blood pressure fits in, smoking, nutrition, and physical activity necessary to reduce the risk of complications.

Course Publication Date: October 12, 2023

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:CNA Registered Courses
Learning Objectives
  • Describe special features of macrovascular disease in persons with diabetes, including pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, detection, and treatment.

  • Explain the contribution of macrovascular disease to the overall disease and economic burden associated with diabetes mellitus.

  • Describe assessment and intervention strategies that prevent and/or minimize macrovascular disease in diabetes mellitus.

  • Discuss some reasons that patients do not take their medication regimens.

  • Identify risk factors that may contribute to the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of macrovascular disease in diabetes.

  • Describe the UKPDS study results.

  • Identify the types of macrovascular disease that occur among persons with diabetes mellitus.

  • Discuss insulin resistance syndrome.

  • Discuss the need for glycemic control.


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