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How to Care for a Patient with Diabetes

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2013

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on how to care for a patient with diabetes.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Blood Sugar, Insulin and Diabetes
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes - Why They Happen and What Makes Them Different
  • Complications of Diabetes
  • Signs and Symptoms of Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels
  • Basic Care of the Diabetic - Monitoring the Blood Sugar
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Care - Three Crucial Points You Need to Know

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a basic definition of diabetes.
  • Identify the hormone involved in diabetes and what it does.
  • Explain the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar.
  • Identify two types of medications that can be used to control diabetes.


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