Diabetes Related Conditions and Complications

Diabetes has reached epidemic levels throughout the world. Approximately 34.2 million Americans are currently diagnosed with diabetes, with type 2 diabetes accounting for 95% of those cases. Worldwide, there are approximately 463 million adults living with diabetes. The number of worldwide diabetes is expected to rise to over 700 million by the year 2045. Diabetes reportedly causes 70 billion dollars in health expenditures (as of 2019). Chronic, untreated fluctuations in blood glucose levels can affect overall health and wellbeing, including damage to the eyes, heart, blood vessels, circulation and nerve pathways. [1], [2]. The goal of this program is to educate and healthcare providers on the early identification and treatment recommendations for diabetes related conditions. Such education will assist in lowering the risk factors of these potentially life altering, long term complications.

Course Publication Date: May 14, 2021

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

Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:DRCC-21
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia

  • Discuss treatment options for diabetes unawareness

  • Discuss risk factors for DKA and HHNK/HHS

  • Describe dietary interventions to lower risk of gastroparesis

  • Define the diagnostic criteria for Dawn Phenomenon and Somogi Effect

  • Discuss injection site rotation in preventing lipohypertrophy


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