Diabetes Overview: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes has reached epidemic levels throughout the world. As of 2020, approximately 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with type 2 diabetes accounting for 95% of those cases. Worldwide, there are approximately 463 million adults living with diabetes, and that number is expected to rise to 700 million by the year 2045. Diabetes reportedly causes 70 billion dollars in health expenditures (as of 2019). [1] The goal of this program is to educate healthcare providers on these conditions and treatment recommendations. Such education will empower them with the skills necessary for early identification and intervention with these at-risk individuals, lowering the risk of potentially life altering, long term complications.



Course Publication Date: May 14, 2021

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Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:T1T2G-21
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
  
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the prevalence of Types 1 and 2 diabetes in the United States

  • Describe symptoms of Type 1 diabetes in a pediatric patient

  • Discuss risk factors for Type 2 and gestational diabetes

  • Describe lifestyle interventions to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes complications

  • Define the diagnostic criteria for the confirmation of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes



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