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Managing Diabetes: Improving Patient Outcomes
Managing Diabetes: Improving Patient Outcomes


When:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description
As a healthcare professional, you need sufficient diabetes knowledge to provide safe, competent care to patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Diabetes is becoming more complex and it is critical that you understand the latest strategies in insulin delivery, blood glucose monitoring, AADE7™, and nutrition to give your patients the best outcomes.

Please join national diabetes expert, Laurie Klipfel, for this patient-focused one-day seminar on diabetes. You will leave with new management techniques and tips to improve the outcomes of patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes, as well as how to implement the latest clinical guidelines to optimize the quality of life of your patients and prevent further complications.
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. State diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus and different diagnoses.
  2. Evaluate Metabolic syndrome and the three H's: Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension.
  3. Recognize the symptoms of Hyperglycemia & Hypoglycemia.
  4. Discuss how to successfully prescribe insulin, other injectable diabetes medications and oral anti-diabetes medications.
  5. Calculate basal/bolus dosing of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control.
  6. Analyze motivational techniques to assist patients for optimal control of their diabetes.
  7. Integrate nutrition and label reading to facilitate patient behavioral changes.
  8. Explain effective new strategies to improve patient outcomes.
Program Outline

  • Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus
    • Type 1/Type2
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • PCOS
    • Medication-Induced Diabetes
    • Other Causes
  • Assessing Readiness for Change
    • Potential Problems
    • Solutions
    • Motivational Techniques
  • Importance of Glycemic Control
    • Acute Complications
      • Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
      • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
      • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Non-Ketotic Syndrome
      • Infection
      • Interventions
    • Chronic Complications
      • Prevention, Identification & Treatment
      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
      • Retinopathy
      • Nephropathy
      • Neuropathy
    • Inpatient Goals
    • Materials & Support for Children
  • Treatment and Goals of Therapy
    • The Three Hs: Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension
  • Prescribing Insulins Successfully with Tight Control
    • Action Times
    • Avoiding Hypoglycemia
    • Basal/Bolus Dosing
    • Correction/Sensitivity Factors
    • The Newest Insulin Pens
    • V-GO
    • Insulin Pumps
  • Prescribing Oral Anti-Diabetes Medications
    • Sulfonylureas
    • Meglitinides
    • TZDs
    • Biguanides
    • Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors
    • DPP4 inhibitors
    • SLGT2 inhibitors
  • Other Injectables
    • Amylinomimetics: Symlin
    • Incretin Mimetics
  • AADE7 Behavior Goals: Motivating Change
    • Healthy Eating (Carbohydrate Counting)
    • Being Active
    • Healthy Coping
    • Monitoring with Skills in Patterning
    • Management
    • Risk Reduction
    • Problem-solving
Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians


Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years and has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs; she is a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in endocrinology and a certification in wound care. A member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Laurie is the past president of her local chapter. Laurie works at a large hospital in St. Louis, MO, serving the needs of patients with diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Laurie is also a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on the use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical patient experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today. Her goal is to provide the current strategies and treatments you need to improve the outcomes of your patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Laurie Klipfel has an employment relationship with St. Clare Hospital. She receives an honorarium from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Ms. Klipfel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Laurie Klipfel is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Certified Diabetes Educators
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hours.

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
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PESI, Inc. PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL 2.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.5 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 390 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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