The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2020a) reports that 34.2 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes and another 7.3 million adults are undiagnosed but meet the criteria. About 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (CDC, 2020a). As a nurse, you have an important role in giving patients diabetes self-management education and support, which includes helping patients understand the role of nutrition in diabetes management. Macronutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, support important body processes and are important in helping patients prevent or delay diabetes-related complications. It is important that nurses are aware of the challenges some patients experience related to proper nutrition and eating behaviors. Further, nurses need to be prepared to offer education, support, and intervention to help patients mitigate these challenges. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in health and human services settings with information to help patients with diabetes understand how nutrition impacts their health and how to improve their nutrition and eating behaviors.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.00 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Diabetes and Macronutrients
Diabetes in the United States
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
Your Role on the DSMES Team
Nutrition and DSMES
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Macronutrients and Diabetes
Section 3: Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Eating
Barriers to Eating Healthy
Strategies for Improving Healthy Eating
Use Data to Improve Nutrition and Eating Behaviors
Use Motivational Interviewing to Improve Nutrition
Offer Brief Interventions
Section 4: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Lori A Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN
Lori Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN, has worked in clinical inpatient and outpatient settings and in the development, delivery, and accreditation of healthcare professions education. She is a dietitian/nutrition writer and education management consultant. Disclosure: Lori A Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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