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The Ultimate One-Day Diabetes Course: Managing Diabetes: Improving Patient Outcomes

Sandra L. Kimball, MSN, NP-C, APRN-BC, CDE, CPT
Full Day
Feb 26, 2016
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As a healthcare professional, you need sufficient diabetes knowledge to provide safe, competent care to patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Diabetes is becoming more complex and it is critical that you understand the latest strategies in insulin delivery, blood glucose monitoring, AADE 7, and nutrition to give your patients the best outcomes.
National diabetes expert, Sandra L. Kimball, BA, RN, MS, NP-C, CDE, CPT, in this patient-focused one-day seminar on diabetes will leave you with new management techniques and tips to improve the outcomes of patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes, as well as how to implement the latest clinical guidelines to optimize the quality of life of your patients and prevent further complications.


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Sandra L. Kimball, MSN, NP-C, APRN-BC, CDE, CPT, is a prescribing Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Pump Trainer, she has been working as a nurse for over 22 years. Sandra is the preferred Diabetes Specialist for the largest primary care office in Montgomery County, Ohio and manages South Dayton Diabetes and Nutrition Center. For nine years, this practice has had approximately 80% of their diabetes patients under Hgb A1c of 7%.

Sandra has participated in creating and writing four National recognition diabetes programs for the Joslin Diabetes Center in Centerville, Ohio, Montgomery County Health Department, Diabetes Dayton and Good Samaritan Hospital. She also works as a Certified Pump Trainer where she provides individual insulin training for the patients she serves.

Sandra has educated over 18,000 people with diabetes and assists community and healthcare organizations in developing diabetes education and training programs. She also volunteers for numerous outreach organizations providing diabetes education for senior citizen groups, community colleges, home health care nurses, and parish nurses throughout Ohio.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sandra Kimball Murnen has an employment relationship with Miamisburg Family Practice and West Carrollton Medical. She is on the speaker bureau for Promologics and VMS. Ms. Kimball Murnen receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Sandra Kimball Murnen has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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Target Audience

Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals


  1. Specify diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus and different diagnoses.
  2. Evaluate Metabolic syndrome and the three H’s: Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension.
  3. Categorize the symptoms of Hyperglycemia & Hypoglycemia.
  4. Prescribe insulin, other injectable diabetes medications and oral anti-diabetes medications.
  5. Calculate basal/bolus dosing of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control.
  6. Perform motivational techniques to assist patients for optimal control of their diabetes.
  7. Integrate nutrition and label reading to facilitate patient behavioral changes.


  1. Physiology of Diabetes
    1. Classifications of Diabetes
      1. Type 1
      2. Type 2
      3. Type 3? - Future Classifications
      4. Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)
      5. Gestational
      6. Medication-induced
      7. Chronic Disease-induced
    2. Cost of Diabetes
  2. Progression of Diabetes
    1. Identify Pre-diabetes
    2. Beta Cell Function
    3. Complications
      1. Acute Complications
      2. Chronic Complications
      3. Implement Interventions
  3. Screening for Diabetes
    1. Children
    2. Race/Ethnicity
    3. S/S of Insulin Resistance
    4. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    5. BMI Greater than 85% in Children
    6. BMI Greater than 25% in Adults
    7. Medication-Induced
    8. Chronic Diseases/Stress-Induced
  4. Diagnosis: ADA Criteria for Diagnosis
    1. Pre-Diabetes
    2. Diabetes
    3. Future Diagnosis of Diabetes
    4. Treatment Goals: Landmark Studies
    5. Monitoring: Annual Goals
  5. Management Options
    1. Medication
      1. Correct Medication
      2. Correct Dosage
      3. Correct Time
      4. Normalizing BG
  6. Insulins
    1. Insulins (charts)
    2. Insulin Delivery Systems
    3. Insulin Pumps
    4. Pattern Management
      1. Basal rate 1800/1500 rule
      2. Bolus rate 500/450 rule
    5. Inhalable Insulins
  7. Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes
    1. Injectables
  8. AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors for Treatment
    1. Healthy Eating
    2. Being Active
    3. Monitoring
    4. Taking Medication
    5. Problem Solving
    6. Healthy Coping
    7. Reducing Risks
  9. Assessing Readiness for Change
    1. Potential Problems
    2. Solutions
    3. Prevention



Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 3


Kathleen P

"Sandra is probably one of the most knowledgeable and valuable clinicians in the field of diabetic management. I wish I knew her personally."

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