Basics of Biological Complementary Therapies in Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about biological complementary therapies for diabetes.

Course Publication Date: March 28, 2020

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:BCT121019
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • Name four therapies used by some for diabetes.

  • Discuss vitamins and mineral supplements and what it includes.

  • Describe ‘environmental medicine’.

  • Discuss reasons why persons with diabetes use Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM.)

  • Describe reasons for concern with the use of CAM.

  • Discuss four non-botanical complementary products and what they are used for.

  • Name four herbs and compounds that regulate insulin resistance.

  • Discuss the need for diabetes patients to keep doctors and pharmacists “in the loop” to prevent hypoglycemic reactions and dangerous or toxic interactions.

  • Describe the main components of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).


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