Learning objectives and Continuing Education Credits

Please note:  An application for accreditation of continuing education hours has been made.   When approved, we will post the number of hours awarded for each full day of the conference.  Signing in at the conference each day will be required for verification of attendance and also to obtain access to the conference survey and the CE certificate for each day of attendance.   Links to the conference survey and CE certificates will be mailed following the conference, and failure to sign in at the conference could jeopardize your access to the links.   

Application for accreditation of continuing education hours has been made through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).   

AADE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Learning Objectives:  Pre-conference  April 26, 2018

1.  Identify two benefits, two barriers, and two realistic solutions to engaging with colleagues and the public on social media.  
2.  Differentiate between the different "personalities" of various social media platforms to determine the platform(s) that may be most effective and efficient in achieving your goals. 
3.  Define realistic ways to incorporate social media into your schedule to promote diabetes education and pursue other professional goals (i.e. connecting with colleagues and the public)

Learning Objectives:   Main Conference  Day 1 -  Friday, April 27, 2018

Living Well With Type 2 Diabetes
Jill Knapp

1.  Participants will be able to discuss prevalence of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States.
2.  Participants will be able to list 2 ways to improve diabetes self-management strategies for people with type two diabetes.
3.  Participants will be able to identify the importance of blood glucose results based on the person with type 2 diabetes perspective. 

Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: What is the Connection?

Patricia Haldi, RN, CDE

1.  List one difference between the epidemiology, & pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. 
2.   List one impact of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM) on the pathology of Alzheimer’s  
3.  Recognize the importance of partnership between Alzheimer’s Association and DM programs.
4.  Evaluate appropriate Alzheimer’s screening in clinical practice.

Diabetes in Pregnancy:  Detection, Intervention, Prevention
Michael Shannon, MD

1.  Identify 2 risks factors for gestational diabetes.
2.  List 1 difference between ACOG and ADA guidelines for the diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy
3.  Discuss the role of diet, medications, and newer technologies (pumps and CGM) to increase the likelihood of optimal maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by hyperglycemia

Moving Through Pregnancy with Technology

Alyson Blum, PharmD, CDE

1.  After this activity, the learners will understand differences in expert guidelines on blood glucose and HbA1c goals prior to conception and during pregnancy and why these numbers are important to fetal health.
2.  After this activity, the leaner will be able to utilize general management theory as it pertains to the new pregnant patient and decide when to change therapy regimen and when not to change therapy.
3.  After this activity, the learner will be able to use an algorithm to determine settings for a new pump in pregnancy and how to make adjustments.
4.  At the completion of this activity the learner will understand the role of CGMs in pregnancy and know when to initiate therapy.

5.  After this activity, the learner will be able to identify the role of pumps and CGMs during labor, delivery and postpartum.
6.  After this activity, the learner will be able to accurately use a steroid adjustment algorithm to offset glycemic effects of betamethasone.
7.  At the completion of this activity the learner will be able to identify appropriate patient populations for the hybrid closed loop system.

Eating Disorders and Diabetes:  When Healthy Eating and Good Glycemic Control Goes Terribly Wrong
Nadine Mitchell, RDN, RN, BSN, CDE

1.  Identify types of eating disorders (EDs) recognized by the DSM-V, and the pathophysiology behind development of eating disorders.
2.  State two ways DM impacts DEB (Disordered Eating Behaviors)
3.  Identify two ways diabetes educators can help identify patients with type 1 diabetes  struggling with DEB.
4.  Identify screening tools the CDE can use to ID DEB.
5.  Identify treatment options for patients identified with eating disorders.

Physical Activity Considerations:  Type 1 Diabetes

Christiian Lewis ARNP, BC-ADM

1.  Participants with be able to state two glycemic benefits of aerobic activity and one benefit of resistance physical activity for people with type 1 diabetes.
2.  Participants will be able to describe post physical activity hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes and state one prevention strategy.
3.  Participants will be able to describe guidelines for safe exercise for people with diabetes related complications.

Navigating the World of Pharmacy - Easing the Pharmacy Experience and Stretching the Diabetes Dollar

Alyson Blum, PharmD, CDE

1.  By the end on this activity the learners will be able to identify driving forces for community pharmacists.
2.  By the end of this activity learners will use new tools to avoid prescription ambiguity and thus calls from the pharmacy.
3.  By the end of this activity learners will know how to use different resources for patient financial help.

Steroid Induced Hyperglycemia
Christiian Lewis, ARNP, BC-ADM

1.  Participants will be able to discuss the pathophysiology of steroid induced hyperglycemia.
2.  Participants will be able to describe treatment options for patients being treated glucocorticoids.
3.  Participants will be able to list two complications of steroid induced hyperglycemia.