Fundamentals of Diabetes Care
This online learning opportunity is still available to all CHRs but only for a limited time and only as long as limited funding permits. The course is jointly sponsored by the IHS CHR Program, the IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
"Fundamentals of Diabetes Care" is an online course that offers high quality, easy access, and no-cost-to-the-CHR diabetes education. The course contains 6 lessons that prepare health paraprofessionals to assist people with diabetes. Topics include: an introduction to diabetes; using clinical practice guidelines to reduce risk; healthy eating strategies for managing diabetes; physical activity, monitoring and goal setting; diabetes medication information and taking medications safely; and helping diabetes patients stay safe and prevent complications.
It will take about 6 hours to complete all of the lessons. CHRs who take the course will:
- Learn about type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and how to recognize the common symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes.
- Discover how various diabetes clinical practice guidelines can be used during patient interactions.
- Gain insight on healthy eating strategies diabetes patients need to know to successfully manage their disease.
- Discover recommendations for physical activity, monitoring, and tips for working with patients to set appropriate goals.
- Get the facts on the various medications used for diabetes management and some basic strategies to help patients take medications safely.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to help patients stay safe and hopefully, prevent complications.
Please note: All registrations must be submitted on or before Friday, March 28, 2014 (no exceptions!).
You are asked to complete the lessons and pass a post-test by no later than April 18, 2014 if you wish to receive an IHS Certificate of Completion.
If you would like to take the course please click here to register.