Diabetes affects more people today than ever before. In the US, 29.1 million people have diabetes, and that number is on the rise -- up four million from 2010. Many sufferers are not controlling their disease, but with the right help, diabetes can be managed. This course introduces non-clinical workers to diabetes and prediabetes so they can support their clients’ management of the disease. It covers basics as well as communication techniques and outside resources for their clients.

Also available in Spanish.

Target Audience
Health professionals with basic computer literacy.

Type of Course
Online self-guided course

Expected Duration
3 hours

Lesson Objectives

Diabetes and Prediabetes

  • Identify the different types of diabetes and prediabetes
  • Recognize the risk factors for developing diabetes
  • Differentiate the signs and symptoms of diabetes conditions
  • Identify treatments and propose lifestyle modifications essential to managing diabetes
  • Identify patient barriers to disease management
  • Design and develop a patient action plan
  • Recognize the “stages of change”
  • Apply knowledge to support diabetes management
  • Identify resources for a face-to-face or online diabetes education program
  • Identify the core constructs of Diabetes Self-Management Education, according to the National Standards

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