On-Demand Program | Diabetes Update 2020


In all practice settings, clinicians are involved in managing care for patients living with diabetes. Staying informed about the latest research and treatment strategies for glycemic control is essential to help patients achieve maximum health and manage complications. Learning methods include video, PDF handout and case study analysis.

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals across all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand basics of diabetes and nutrition.
  2. Identify language frequently used with and about persons with diabetes and understand shifts in language that promote a collaborative relationship with the healthcare professional.
  3. Identify risk behaviors for adolescents with T1D that are impacted by their diabetes.
  4. Understand the different types of insulin analogs available and their action profiles.
  5. Understand the 2020 American Diabetes Association guidelines.
  6. Understand when and how to de-intensify therapy in the elderly patient.
  7. Differentiate between different continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs).

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.40 Contact hours
  • 2.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
  1. Nutrition & Diabetes: Taking Care of the Individual - Karen Conger
  2. How the Words We Use Matter: Using Nonjudgemental Language - Meredith Cotton
  3. The Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes: Unique Challenges and Risks - Alissa Roberts
  4. Which Insulin is Best?: A Review of Insulin Analogs and Newer Insulins (Rx) - Roini Wadhwani
  5. Diabetes Drugs: 2020 Update (Rx) - Savitha Subramanian
  6. De-Intensifying and Individualizing Therapy in an Aging Population - Avantika Waring
  7. Diabetes Technology Update: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems and Insulin Pump Therapy -Abby Winter and Xenia Averkiou
  8. Patient Panel Stories - Negin Ebrahimifard.and Sarah Klippel


  • Karen Conger, MS, RD, CDE
    Registered Dietitian, Harborview Medical Center
  • Meredith Cotton, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kaiser Permanente
  • Avantika Waring, MD
    Endocrinology Service Line Chief, Medical Director of Diabetes, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Seattle
  • Roini Wadhwani, MN, ARNP
    Health Care Specialist, Harborview Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Harborview Medical Center Seattle; Lecturer, UW School of Nursing
  • Savitha Subramanian, MD   
    Medical Director, Lipid Clinic, UW Medicine; Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine/Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, UW School of Medicine
  • Alissa Roberts, MD  
    Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington
  • Abby Winter, PharmD, MPA, BCACP 
    M Clinical Diabetes Pharmacist, University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute
  • Xenia Averkiou, MS, RDN, CDCES, CD
    Dietitian2, University of Washington Diabetes Institute

Professional Credit

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Available Credit

  • 7.40 Contact hours
  • 2.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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