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This webinar was presented live on January 19, 2021.
Kathy Warwick has over 30 years of experience working with older adults who are living with diabetes. Diabetes affects 1 out of 4 people over the age of 65. This is a very diverse group who require extra help navigating the complexities of the healthcare system and overcoming barriers to self-care. This session will discuss the physical and psychosocial challenges faced by the older adult living with diabetes. It will list the considerations for setting blood glucose goals. The session will identify potential challenges with managing medications as well strategies to reduce the risk of acute complications.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.3.6
- Discuss the physical and psychosocial challenges faced by older adults living with diabetes.
- List the considerations for setting appropriate goals for blood glucose ranges and A1c.
- Identify potential challenges with medication management and polypharmacy.
- Explain strategies to minimize the risk of acute complications.
Kathy Warwick, RDN, CDCES
Kathy Warwick is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with 38 years of experience in several areas of dietetics practice. She is owner of Professional Nutrition Consultants, LLC in Madison, Mississippi, providing diabetes education and support, long term care consultation, hospice consultation, wellness program services, media communications and medical-legal consultation.
Kathy speaks regularly to community and professional groups and has presented multiple national webinars. She has authored several articles and serves as a medical reviewer for Heatlhline.com and Medical News Today. Kathy currently serves as the Associate Editor of On the Cutting Edge, for the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Past-President of the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys her grand babies, gardening, caring for her chickens, yoga, and a weekly art class.