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Putting Diabetes Educators at the Top of the Class

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

Putting Diabetes Educators at the Top of the Class

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Early Bird
Registration must occur 21 days before event.
Ended $349.00 $0.00
General Registration Ended $399.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or more)
Discount rates are available for groups of three or more. For large groups or more purchasing options, please call us at 800-866-0919.
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Event Details



OCTOBER 10-11, 2013   

Day 1: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Diabetes prevalence is rapidly increasing with 1,600,000 new cases of diabetes diagnosed every year. The healthcare challenges associated with this chronic disease necessitate competent, knowledgeable healthcare professionals who provide patients with the most current treatment strategies. Putting Diabetes Educators at the Top of the Class continuing education (CE) seminar prepares healthcare providers with the current knowledge about the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of diabetes mellitus. This comprehensive two-day class will also prepare eligible diabetes educators with the essential information to take the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) exam.

This continuing education workshop, held in Rosemont/O'Hare, IL, will highlight the types of diabetes, discuss monitoring blood sugar levels, explain techniques for promoting safe medication use, integrate nutritional and activity treatment approaches, describe management issues for special populations, and review the qualifications for certified diabetes educators (CDE). 

Key course benefits:

·  In-depth review of diabetes mellitus

·  Prepare for the NCBDE exam

Who should attend: Registered nurses, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the diagnosis, pathology and clinical management of diabetes mellitus.

All participants will receive instructional materials and a continental breakfast.

After attending the seminar in its entirety, and completing the evaluation survey, those seeking continuing education will earn:

* Registered Nurses: 15.0 contact hours
* Registered Dietitians: 15.0 CPEUs

Purpose: Prepare healthcare providers with the current knowledge about the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Summary of Objectives:

  1. Identify the types of diabetes and pathophysiological differences between them.
  2. Discuss the prevalence, and current treatment strategies for clinical management of all types of diabetes.
  3. Discuss types, tools, frequency and targets for monitoring blood sugar levels.
  4. Explain techniques for promoting safe medication use for persons with diabetes.
  5. Integrate nutritional and activity approaches to promote healthy coping of diabetes.
  6. Identify appropriate strategies for treatment of three diabetic emergencies.
  7. Integrate management principles of diabetes with prevention and treatment of chronic complications of diabetes.
  8. Explain management issues for special populations including pregnancy, pediatrics, perioperative patients, non-English speaking, sick day management and gender differences.
  9. Explain health behavior theories for facilitating behavior change and promoting self-management education for persons with diabetes.
  10. Discuss the application of teaching principles and strategies for educating persons with diabetes.
  11. Identify the components of creating and adminstering a diabetes education program.


Early Bird (by September 19, 2013) : $349
Registration Fee: $399
Group (3+): call for details


For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919

Learn more about this event by watching this informational webcast:


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Tracey Long, RN, BSN, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE grew up in sunny California and later braved the cold in Provo, Utah where she earned two degrees at Brigham Young University in nursing and Spanish. In college, she traveled with the speech and debate team, studied abroad in Europe, and then toured the Orient with the National Ballroom Dance Champion Team. Tracey served one and one-half years as a health welfare missionary to Colombia. She developed Spanish programs in health education and diabetes for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada where she now resides. She earned her masters degree in public health education at the California College of Health Sciences and is currently a PhD Student at UNLV in nursing/health education. She currently teaches as an adjunct faculty at UNLV in medical Spanish and nursing at CCSN. To keep her sense of humor she has taught home preschool for 13 years.



For content questions, please contact:
Tracey Long, RN, MSN, CDE, CNE via email
at longforhome@cox.net or telephone at (702) 873-5664.


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Schedule and Course Content - Day 1
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
  Introduction to Course and Class Participants
8:15 AM
  Definitions, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Types of Diabetes
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
  Treatment Approaches "MnM's for Diabetics"
11:15 AM
  Monitoring Methods and Tools
12:00 PM
  Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 PM
  Medicine & Pharmacological Approaches
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
  Insulin and Pumps 
3:15 PM
  Meal Planning
4:30 PM   Break
4:45 PM   Case Studies
5:30 PM

Schedule and Course Content - Day 2
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
  Welcome and Review
8:15 AM
  Diabetic Emergencies: Acute Complications
9:15 AM
  Chronic Complications
10:15 AM   Break
10:30 AM
  Special Populations: Pediatrics, Pregnancy & Perioperative
12:00 PM
  Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 PM
  Mental Health and Behavor Change
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
  Teaching Strategies and Methods
2:45 PM   Creating & Administering a Diabetes Program
3:45 PM
  Becoming a Diabetes Educator & Taking the National Exam
4:30 PM
  Award Certificates and Adjournment

Hotel Information

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Seminar will be held at:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

There are no special arrangements for discounted hotel rooms for this seminar. The hotels below, local to the Donald E. Convention Center, are listed for your convenience.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, IL 60018
(800) 233-1234
(847) 696-1234

Crowne Plaza Chicago-O'Hare
Rosemont, IL 60018
(888) 642-7344
(847) 671-6350

Embassy Suites Chicago-O'Hare/Rosemont
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-4000

Doubletree Hotel O'Hare-Rosemont
Rosemont, IL
(800) 222-TREE

Comfort Inn O'Hare
2175 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Code: Gannett Education

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Fee includes instructional materials and a continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own.

Please note that parking at the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center is $13.00 per car per day (price is subject to change).

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Questions? Please contact us at 800-866-0919 or events@gannetthg.com.


Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

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Disclosures to Participants:

Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Nurse.com educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).


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Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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When & Where

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont, IL
5555 N River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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