Update on Type 1 Diabetes in Youth
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about type 1 diabetes in the young.

Course Publication Date: May 16, 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:DT1Y120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the 5-year study called SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth.

  • Describe the primary goals of SEARCH.

  • Discuss the use of the FPG and the glucose tolerance test for diagnosing diabetes.

  • Discuss possible risk factors for developing type 1 diabetes.

  • Name five of the warning signs of type 1 diabetes.

  • Name three of the diabetes complications people with type 1 diabetes are at risk for due to the longer duration of the disease.

  • Describe the acute and chronic complications of type 1 diabetes in childhood.

  • Discuss the parental burden of managing a child’s diabetes and the benefit of social networks and support.

  • Identify age-appropriate educational materials and considerations for each group.

  • Explain how diabetes self-management training (DSMT) in children and adolescents with diabetes and their parents is different from that of adults.

  • Discuss the concepts of medical nutrition therapy for children and adolescents.


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