This course has been reviewed and
approved for 5 hours.
Siegfried Schmidt, MD, PhD. and Carroll Cameron, R.D.H>, Ed.D
The course begins with a discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas and its role in metabolism. The author goes on to define diabetes mellitus and the role of insulin in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. A summary and discussion of blood glucose regulation follows.
The symptoms and characteristics of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are examined as well as other, rarer types of diabetes. The role of glucose tolerance testing, a review of diabetic skin lesions, and signs and manifestations of poor metabolic control will broaden your understanding of this disease.
A discussion of the management of diabetes mellitus, including the maintenance of the patient’s oral health, need for physical exercise, glucose monitoring, nutrition, pharmacological treatment, and emergency intervention will improve your ability to counsel patients and respond appropriately to signs of poor metabolic control.
The workbook concludes with an appendix listing the drugs that raise and lower blood glucose, as well as several photographs of clinical lesions. This course is an excellent, concise review for health professionals.
Length: 5 hours
500MHz Pentium or faster with 512MB Ram (1GB recommended)
1024 x 768 minimum monitor screen resolution with 16-bit video card
Windows 2000, XP or later
Broadband connection (256 kbps or greater) connection recommended
Internet Explorer 6.0+ or Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 9.0+ required for most courses
Sound card with speakers or headphones for audio playback