healthclick

Understanding the Fundamentals of Diabetes for the Rehab Professional

Online Continuing Education Course

This online diabetes continuing medical education course is completely online, all materials, visuals and tests are accessed within your online account.

Online Continuing Education Course for PT, OT, PTA and COTA
  • Delivers medical content, medical illustrations, medical animations to PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Provides continuing medical education online course credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA licensing requirements
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score
  • This course is 2 hrs hrs of Continuing Medical Education Credit.

PT OT PTA COTA Online Continuing Education Courses

Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

This online continuing education course is the first part of a two part series on Diabetes.

This CME course will focus on an introduction to diabetes and the neuropathic foot. The second e-learning course will focus on the neuropathic foot. For the purposes of this chapter diabetic foot and neuropathic foot may be used interchangeably. While diabetes is a frequent cause of disabling neuropathies, it is not the only cause. Treatment and assessment of the neuropathic foot does not vary with the cause; diabetes complicates the diagnosis and adds an additional element that requires monitoring.

I marvel that society would pay a surgeon a large sum to remove a patients leg but nothing to save it -George Bernard Shaw

This quote sums up the state of diabetes care in this country. A majority of neuropathic feet could be saved from the surgeons knife with reasonable prevention measures.

Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease based on 224,092 death certificates in 2002; since 1987 death rates due to diabetes have increased 45% while death rates due to heart disease, stroke and cancer have declined.

Diabetes is considered the fifth deadliest disease only because experts believe that death rates due to diabetes are vastly under reported; in reality it is likely to be the first or second deadliest disease. Studies have found that only 35-40% of decedents with diabetes have the disease listed anywhere on their death certificate and only 15-20% have it listed as an underlying cause (reference-3). 7.5 million people with diabetes died in 2000 but deaths directly caused by diabetes were estimated at 2.9 million.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this e-learning course, the course participant will have been instructed and tested on the following course objectives.

  • Understand the medical statistics concerning incidences and populations of individuals associated with the disease of diabetes
  • Explain the medical definition of Diabetes
  • Identify the different types of Diabetes
  • Understand and explain insulin resistance syndrome
  • Explain Hemoglobin A1c or glycated hemoglogin

 

 

Online course

An Introduction to Diabetes from the perspective of the rehab professional
$40.00
Online2 hrs

OT, COTA, PT, PTA Continuing Education Course State Approvals