Each year, more than 650,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. This course provides an overview of the disease, providing definitions of diabetes and pre-diabetes, prevention tips and statistics related to one of the most under-diagnosed and deadly of diseases. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Define the types of diabetes; 2. Explain methods to treat the types of diabetes; 3. Define pre-diabetes; 4. Explain steps to take to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes; 5. Describe the possible complications of diabetes and explain steps to take to prevent those complications; 6. Describe the prevalence of diabetes within the United States. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 0.75 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.
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