Online Education | Diabetes Update - 2013

This is the banner of the Diabetes Update 2013 course of UW Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington.Regardless of the practice setting, most clinicians are involved in managing care for patients with diabetes. Staying abreast of the latest research and treatment strategies for glycemic control is essential for helping patients achieve maximum health and avoid complications. 

The course was recorded in February 2013 at a conference provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing.  Teaching methods include an audio presentation and handouts.  

Publish Date: November 10, 2013. This course will be available for three years from this date. 

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionist, pharmacists, social workers, and other health care professionals across all settings. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  • Discuss cutting-edge research and evidence-based approaches to managing diabetes.
  • Describe the safety, efficacy and appropriate use of new pharmacological therapies.
  • Describe the use of teach-back in the provision of education for patients with diabetes.
  • Describe strategies to help patients choose nutritious foods during tough economic times.
  • Describe key elements of a high-risk foot care assessment.
  • Describe key management practices for preventing diabetic kidney disease, its progression and its complications. 

Additional Information

  • Diabetes: Year in review
  • Diabetes pharmacotherapy
  • Healthful eating during tough economic times
  • Patient education for diabetes
  • High-risk foot care for the patient with diabetes
  • Diabetic kidney disease 
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.00 Contact hours
  • 3.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
  • Ian DeBoer, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute, UW School of Medicine
  • Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA
    Executive Director, Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Wound Care and High-Risk Foot Specialist, Rainier Medical Education Programs, Bellevue; Associate Director, American Foot Care Nurses Association
  • Cindy Sayre, MN, ARNP
    Director, Professional Practice and Patient-Family Centered Care Services, UWMC; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
  • Judy Simon, MS, RD, CD, CHES
    Clinic Dietitian, Nutrition Clinic, UWMC Roosevelt; Private Practice, Mind, Body, Nutrition, PLLC, Seattle
  • Rhea Coquia Smith, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Pharmacy Services, UWMC
  • Lorena Wright, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Contact hours
  • 3.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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