Advances in technology are paving the future of improved diabetes management. This lecture will review available research on the use of diabetes technologies such as continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps in the older adult population, and highlight barriers and special considerations for use in this population.
Case studies of patient use with visual, functional, and cognitive impairments will showcase these special considerations, suggest appropriate accommodations, and provide practical applications for RDNs.
Planned with the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 9.4.4 Selects and uses appropriate content and teaching methods to meet individual and group needs.
- 10.3.2 Determines factors impacting client/patient progress in meeting goals and adjusts nutrition care plans accordingly.
- 4.2.8 Evaluates the effectiveness of plans and decisions and make adjustments when needed.
- Identify barriers and special considerations for use of diabetes technology in older adults.
- Determine the most appropriate types of diabetes technology for older adults on an individualized basis.
- Develop diabetes care plans that adequately support older adults to benefit from diabetes technology.
- Emily Schilling
- Uyen "Tina" Lam