311. Journeys to East Africa: Teaching People with Type 1 Diabetes There to Help Us Teach Here!

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

In developing countries the major cause of death in children with type 1 diabetes is lack of insulin.

  • SKU FNCE17311
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This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.

In developing countries the major cause of death in children with type 1 diabetes is lack of insulin. Other factors are lack of awareness about T1D, limited knowledge among HCP's, poor access to quality re, and poor infrastructure. These challenges have created opportunities for RDN's from the United States to collaborate across disciplines with international medical and nutrition communities in order to improve the health of people with T1D.

The presenters will review their experiences working with HCP's, patients, nonprofit organizations, and local governments in East Africa and what was important to learn prior to embarking on these trips to ensure that teaching strategies utilized were tailored to available resources and were culturally relevant. They will discuss how these experiences helped to foster greater understanding and awareness of the health and nutrition care challenges facing immigrant and refugees living in the U.S. and ultimately improved health care for this population.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 1060, 5190

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the challenges in the health care infrastructure in East Africa for people with type 1 diabetes and how those challenges are relevant to East African immigrants and refugees living in the U.S.
  • Verbalize effective teaching strategies used in East Africa for children and adults with type 1 diabetes
  • Translate information learned towards more effective communication and teaching strategies for RDN's working with patients from East Africa in the US


  • Carol Brunzell, RDN, LD, CDE
  • Sandhya Narayanan, MS, RDN, CDN


  • Nadine Braunstein, PhD, RD, LDN, CDE
  • SKU FNCE17311