According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020), diabetes and chronic kidney disease are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Additionally, diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease. While basic tests can tell individuals if they have diabetes or kidney disease, the majority of people do not know they have these diseases. This means they go untreated until too much damage has been done to slow the disease process. Nearly 786,000 people in the U.S. are living with end stage renal disease, with 71% on dialysis and 29% with a kidney transplant (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK], 2021). By understanding chronic kidney disease progression and treatment, you can help prolong and improve the lives of those in your care. This course discusses how kidney disease progresses and how to manage care of individuals with diabetes. It also discusses the importance of diet in diabetes and kidney disease.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Dietitians (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
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).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Five Stages of CKD
Pathophysiology and Etiology of CKD
Causes of CKD
Assessments and Diagnosis
Section 3: Managing Diabetes and CKD
Management of Symptoms
Risks of Dialysis
Alternatives and Conservative Management
Strategies to Maintain Normal Kidney Function
Section 4: Conclusion
Reviewer: Meredith Moyers MS, RD, LDN
Annette Brownlee, BSN, RN is an SME Writer for the Post-Acute Care team. She has a Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. Annette has worked in skilled nursing and home health. Her most recent experience includes being a Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Preventionist.
Meredith earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The University of Akron and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. After completing her internship with The Detroit Medical Center in 2007, she began working in various academic medical centers in Ohio and North Carolina. She has experience in providing nutrition therapy in both acute and ambulatory settings. Her areas of nutrition specialty include oncology, cardio-thoracic transplant, renal, and general medicine. Meredith has been a guest speaker for numerous cancer survivorship groups and presented telemedicine lectures for North Carolina community colleges. She founded and ran an oncology teaching garden at the SECU Family House for patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment at The University of North Carolina. She is currently a SME writer for Relias.
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