The current statistics on diabetes morbidity and mortality speak volumes on the need for good metabolic control:
1. Each 1% decrease in A1C translates into a 35% - 40% decrease in the frequency of microvascular complications.
2. A 33% - 50% decrease in coronary and peripheral artery (macrovascular) disease is the result of blood pressure control.
3. A 20% to 50% reduction in cardiovascular complications can be achieved by normalizing blood lipids (more than 65% of deaths in patients with diabetes are attributed to CVD).
Thus, by managing the ‘ABCs’ of diabetes . . . A1C, blood pressure andserum cholesterol . . . people with diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and even blindness. Individualized medical nutrition therapy (MNT) provided by a professional is a critical component of managing these ABCs. Numerous studies have proven that MNT can prevent, slow the onset of and/or decrease the progression of these devastating complications. Although there are numerous strategies that can be used to achieve these goals, best practice dictates the use of the American Dietetic Association’s MNT Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines (NPGs) and the MNT protocols. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also recommends the use of these NPGs in its statutory language of the Medicare diabetes MNT benefit.
In this one of a kind interactive workshop, you will increase working knowledge regarding the use of the NPGs for diabetes, hypertension and disorders of lipid metabolism, including how to use the Nutrition Care Process and Model. Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CEC, will condense and simplify the voluminous content of these NPGs into a ready reference take home guide so that even new practitioners can feel comfortable using them. Mary Ann focuses on providing her audiences practical applications without the extraneous theoretical or historical details. Make plans to attend this comprehensive, lively and extremely useful one-day educational event!
- Compare the latest nutrition interventions to optimize A1c levels.
- Evaluate the five key dietary approaches of the DASH eating plan to control hypertension.
- Analyze the ‘Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes’ proven to help normalize blood lipids.
- Explain the patient empowerment tools for changing patients’ eating behavior.
- Name the A1c target for patients with diabetes recommended by the American Diabetes Association in 2009.
- List the organs that are targeted by the various classes of anti-diabetes edications in order to optimize blood glucose control.
November 09, 2010 8:00 AM Eastern
Contact Hour: 6.30
PESI, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours.
Contact Hour: 6.30
PESI, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 6538 for 6.3 contact hours.
Contact Hour: 7.60
PESI, LLC, is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full Attendance at this course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. The ANCC contact hours awarded meet the requirements for your ANCC certification renewal. Please retain this certificate in your records for 4 years.
Contact Hour: 6.30
PESI, LLC, is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: 50-1586. This learner directed educational activity qualifies for 6.3 contact
PESI, LLC, PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2012. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL 2.
CE Hour: 6.00
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.