Diabetes Management in Older Adults
ONLINE – login information will be emailed the week before the course start date
$529 domestic / $795.50 international
Approximately 12 weeks.
Sharon Dinsmore RN, MN, GNC (C), CDE
Students in the Diabetes Management in Older Adults course will explore theories and techniques to assist elderly patients with diabetes in sustaining the best quality of life possible. Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of diabetes (types, symptoms, and diagnosis), its development, progression and management in an elderly adult.
- Develop, adapt and implement protocols related to diabetes care in a long-term care setting or a community setting
- Explain the importance of and advocate for a planned approach for managing diabetes among older adults living in long term care facilities or in the community
- Identify how to access resources for ongoing learning regarding diabetes
- Demonstrate a commitment to self-directed learning and professional development
Diabetes Management in Older Adults, updated to meet the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the care and management of seniors living with diabetes. In addition, you will explore the most effective means to educate your patients, their families and other healthcare providers.
|Evaluation Item||Due Date|
|Online Article Review and Discussion – Part One||Weeks 1-5|
|Online Case Conference||Weeks 6-9|
|Online Article Review and Discussion – Part Two||Weeks 10-11|
|Online Written Assignment||end of Week 12|
|Web-based Final Examination||Week 13|
This course is for all practicing health professional with knowledge of diabetes and its management and is looking to explore diabetes in seniors. This course will help build on basic knowledge already in place.
- 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
- 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
|Code||Course Title||Format||Tuition||Date(s)||Register By||Availability|
|DE804-WE1||Diabetes Management in Older Adults||Online||$795.50||Jan-27-2020 to May-03-2020||Jan-10-2020||Open|