OTCE 2018-2019 Subscription

On the Cutting Edge

This subscription includes three OTCE issues from 2018-2019 with CPEU.

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This subscription includes the following OTCE issues:

On the Cutting Edge: Type 1 Diabetes (Vol 39, No 2)

Living with T1D is not an option for people with this disease. Working as a dietitian or diabetes educator to help people live more successfully with this disease is an option for most of you. Included in this issue are articles on:

  • Changing the focus from counting grams of carbohydrate perfectly to meaningful discussion of other aspects of diabetes and the circumstances that may influence food choices and glucose control
  • An overview of current pump and CGM devices, as well as specific training tips to use when working with people who use this technology
  • Non-insulin diabetes medications for the treatment of T1D
  • Sports nutrition and strategies for helping those with T1D safely and successfully participate in physical activity and sports
  • Insights into helping young adults shoulder the responsibilities of living with diabetes and make the transition from disease management from a pediatric endocrinology to an adult endocrinology practice
  • The challenges of helping children manage diabetes given that a large part of their day is spent away from home at school and a potential solution to this obstacle for both parents and school personnel
  • Using netnography to help professional practitioners better understand their patients and how it could potentially lead to the exciting development of additional social media sources as means of patient support
  • T1D cure progress

CPE: 4.0
CPE Level: 2

On the Cutting Edge: Insulin Dynamics and Titration (Vol 39, No 4)

In a few short years, insulin will have been in use for a century in the treatment of diabetes. Through its history, we have witnessed the development of a variety of insulins with varying pharmacodynamic properties, all of which have the goal of mimicking the action of endogenous insulin. An inherent property of all exogenous insulins is that titration is required to obtain an effective dose since insulin doses do not reach a steady state themselves. This issue has brought together experts with a wide variety of backgrounds to discuss insulin management and titration.

CPE: 4.0
CPE Level: 2

On the Cutting Edge: Addressing the Mental Health Needs and Psychosocial Barriers to Self Care for People with Diabetes (Vol 39, No 6)

The time is now that health care providers, including nutrition professionals, educate ourselves about and attend, with greater intentionality, to the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of people with diabetes and their caregivers. This is a critically important, yet often neglected focus of our work to achieve successful diabetes self-care and management outcomes. The good news is that we are seeing escalating attention to this topic in recent publications, practice papers, position statements, standards of care and consensus reports. You will see these publications noted and detailed in the pages ahead.

Some of the increased attention has been fueled by greater engagement in dialogue, be it via social media/ networking or at conferences and other meetings, between people with diabetes, their caregivers and health care providers, diabetes-focused organizations and their leaders and the diabetes industry. Some has been fueled by more mental health providers specializing in diabetes care and more research.

Collectively this is raising awareness about: the unique emotional and mental health needs of people with diabetes, the unique distress that managing this demanding 24/7 disease can cause, the stigma that swirls around diabetes, the language health care providers and society-at-large use to talk about diabetes and to people with diabetes, the need for person-centered holistic care, the value of peer support, and more. Drawing attention to these topics, educating nutrition professionals about their importance and offering a bevy of additional reading and resources are the key objectives of this OTCE.

CPE: 4.0
CPE Level: 2

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