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October 26

Caring for the Aging Population with Diabetes

Tuesday, October 26 | 11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Online Webinar

This program has been submitted to:

  • The Network for Professional Education Boston University School of Social Work for approval to provide social workers with 1 CEU
  • The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1 contact hour
  • 1 Contact Hour for Nurses, Certificate of Attendance for Certified Dementia Practitioners

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sign into Zoom
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Virtual Program

Presented by Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDCES, CDC, NDPP Lifestyle Coach, CDP, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, Founder, Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC, Creator, Diabetes Prevention for Life Program

According to the American Diabetes Association “approximately twenty-five percent of people over the age of 65 have Diabetes and that number is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades.” Care of these individuals is complicated by the normal aging process and long-term effects of glycemic control. This program focuses on the integral role health professionals and caregivers play in helping older adults living with Diabetes achieve individualized treatment goals, reduce the risks of acute and chronic complications, emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and improving longevity and quality of life.

At the close of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Diabetes prevalence in aging population, disease burden and future impact
  • Discuss normal aging process, impact and unique challenges to achieving Diabetes control in older adults
  • Explain considerations when formulating, implementing Diabetes plan of care and glycemic goals in older adults
  • Describe clinical significance and potential complications of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in older adults
  • Identify important role health care professionals play in reducing complications, emergency room visits and hospitalizations for older adults with Diabetes

Please Register By Wednesday, October 20th and make sure to include your name, email, discipline and license number.

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