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DE0784: Diabetes Online CDE: The Role of Nutrition Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in Diabetes Management

Date: 3/29/2023 - 3/28/2026
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Erica Dean
Director: Wendy Castle
Level: Basic
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Anxiety and depression has been on the rise, and can prevent individuals with diabetes from conducting self-care. Nutrition psychology is the study of the role nutrition plays in mental health. Long-term stressors and a poor diet can cause a depletion of nutrients that support neurotransmitters vital for feelings of well-being. Ongoing inflammatory processes have been shown to exacerbate depression and the anti-inflammatory diet is explored in research as an intervention. An anti-inflammatory diet is also ideal to prevent long-term complications of diabetes and therefore, can be a part of the diet plan to help patients improve mood and motivation for a better quality of life. The dietitian-nutritionist plays an important role in supporting patients in their mental health within their scope of the nutrition assessment, diagnosis, and intervention.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the link between suboptimal nutrition and the signs, symptoms, or diagnoses of anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation that can lead to poor diabetes self-care.
2. Describe key nutrients to support more positive moods and motivation.
3. Examine two case studies regarding how nutrition therapy for diabetes management can also improve quality of life through alleviation of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Speaker / Presenter:

Erica Dean — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.