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NMD 621. Advanced Management of Diabetes I. 3 Hours.

A variety of management strategies will be presented from multiple healthcare disciplines. The perspectives of the multi-disciplinary team in assisting persons to achieve self-care goals is an important theme throughout this course as are the current controversies, issues, and research findings underlying present approaches to treatment and patient/family education. Topics presented are based on the curriculum blueprint of the American Diabetes Educators Program recommendations for the ANCC/AADE Advanced Diabetes Management certification examination for clinical nurse specialist and/or nurse practitioners. The topics addressed in this course include: recognition of early signs of diabetes mellitus, self glucose monitoring, diabetes among: minorities, and those residing in rural settings. Pre-req: NUR 600, NUR 614, NCA 621 and NCA 685L or equivalent or ANCC certifcation as a Nurse Practitioner.