The Ten Guiding Principles for the Management and Prevention of Diabetes: Principles 1-3


Currently, 29 million people in the US have diabetes. It is the leading cause of adult blindness, non-traumatic amputation, renal failure and cardiovascular disease. In addition, it is a tremendous strain on health care costs. As a result, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) partnered with numerous health organizations to to publish Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes. Ten clinically useful principles were developed to guide health care providers to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes. The purpose of this webinar is to educate health care professionals on the first three basic guidelines related to current evidence-based diabetes management and prevention. This is an introductory level course appropriate for nurses, dietitians, rehab professionals, nurses’ aides, and anyone interested in learning more about these topics.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.20 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.25 HOURS

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-DB584A
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe diagnostic criteria for diabetes, prediabetes and gestational diabetes.
Manage prediabetes to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.
Compare and contrast diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS).

1. Identify those with undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes a. Who to test b. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes c. Diagnostic criteria (DM, prediabetes, gestational diabetes) 2. Manage prediabetes to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes a. Weight loss b. Nutrition c. Physical activity d. Medication 3. Ongoing self-management education and support for those with or at risk for diabetes and its complications. a. Definition and purpose of diabetes self-management education (DSME)

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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Dietitians; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospital, Long-term Care, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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