Diabetes and CVD

Diabetes and CVD 

This is the second presentation in a six part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Diabetes Management and Cardiovascular Disease, Updated. According to the Centers for Disease Controls 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet, heart disease was noted in 68% of diabetes-related deaths among people aged 65 years or older, and adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2-4 times higher than adults without diabetes. 67% of adults with diabetes have blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90. During this series of six webinar presentations we will review the pathophysiology of CVD and identify risk factors, and interventions for metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Considerations for nutritional guidelines and physical activity will also be included. This course is designed to provide you with the most current information on these topics.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AM-DB269B
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe how cardiovascular disease (CVD) develops in persons with diabetes.
Identify 3 modifiable risk factors contributing to CVD.
Describe 3 interventions to manage CVD in persons with diabetes.
List risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Identify two lipid types and what the criteria is for intervention.
State various life style intervention for prevention or management of diabetes and dyslipidemia.
Define how various medication classes can assist with improving the lipid profile.
Instructor: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE
Ms. Ackerman earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with a minor in science and food service administration from Central Michigan University. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in 1993. She has 25 years of experience as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator working in a variety of setting including large in-patient, teaching hospitals; community hospitals; county health departments and outreach networks. She currently serves as the coordinator of a disease management program and medical nutrition services for a community hospital and is also an experienced lecturer, presenting educational programs in a variety of settings. Her professional associations include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Disclosure: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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