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Diabetes: Still Deadly and On the Rise


Heather Epps

What You Will Learn

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in America. In 2012, 29.1 million people (9.3% of the population) had diabetes, consuming $245 billion in total costs. 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, with 208,000 of those Americans being under the age of 20. It contributes to hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, strokes, blindness, renal failure and amputations. In this compelling workshop, you will learn the pathophysiology of Diabetes Type I and Type II, prevention strategies and nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments.

Social workers and registered dietitians will earn 3 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 3 (RC) hours. APRNs, RNs, and LPNs may self-submit to KSBN.

To view learning objectives, click outline link below.

This section is facilitated by an instructor online. Within 2 business days of the class start date, you will receive instructions about how to access the class online.

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Diabetes: Still Deadly and On the Rise


Dates: March 21

Times: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Live Online Campus Map

Other Details

Course Code: HCSEM-104-5

Category: Healthcare Seminars

Contact Hours: 3.0

Format: Classroom

After registering for this course, you can come back to the catalog to register for more courses.

Need help registering? Please contact us at or call 913-469-2323.

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Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the differences between Type I diabetes, Type II diabetes, and prediabetes
2. Discuss complications that can result from uncontrolled diabetes
3. Identify strategies to prevent Type II diabetes
4. Review non-pharmacological treatments for diabetes
5. Review the different classes of available antidiabetic medications
6. Identify available patient resources to assist in diabetes management