Diabetes Management in Seniors

Course Information

Course Code

DE804

Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed the week before the course start date

Fee

$499

Length

Approximately 12 weeks.

Instructor(s)

Bev Harris PDt , CDE

Learner Outcomes

You will explore theories and techniques to assist elderly diabetes patients to sustain the best quality of life possible, covering:

  • Diabetes: types, symptoms, diagnosis, importance of management
  • Challenges of managing diabetes in the older adult
  • Managing blood glucose
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Anti-hyperglycemic agents
  • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
  • Diabetes and Dementia
  • Chronic complications
  • Advocating for change

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online Article Review and Discussion – Part One Week 3, 4, 5
Case Conference Week 6, 7
Online Article Review and Discussion – Part Two Week 9, 10, 11
Written Assignment end of Week 12
Web-based Final Examination Week 13

Intended For

Practicing health care professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management, working in long term care or community settings. This course will build on basic knowledge already in place.

Text Book

All course material is available online.

Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of basic diabetes care and management
  • Computer literacy
    • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
    • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

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Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE804-800Diabetes Management in the ElderlyOnline$699.00Jan-29-2018 to May-20-2018Jan-12-2018Open