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Digital Seminar

Advanced Diabetes Management: Caring for Today's Complex Patient

Mary Ann Rosa
Full Day
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 04, 2015
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  • New Updates from ADA & AACE
  • Pharmacology Updates
  • Co-Morbidities & Treatment Recommendations
  • Minimizing Biomechanical Complications
  • Managing Acute Complications
  • Special Considerations for Special Populations

DIABETES…Alarming Increases, Devastating Costs, Crippling the Future of America! Every time you watch the news it confirms that you are caring for today’s most common and most complicated patients. The prevention and treatment guidelines seem to change constantly, the patients are getting younger and sicker and you are busier than ever! Are you left wondering how you can make a difference in your patients’ lives?

Expert Mary Ann Rosa works directly with the most challenging patients with diabetes and understands how difficult it is to manage this complex disease. Attend this seminar and increase your understanding of the latest treatment guidelines and pharmacologic interventions. Mary Ann will provide strategies to optimize patient outcomes and practical tips you can use to educate and empower your patients. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve the care you provide to patients with diabetes.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

Certified Diabetes Educators

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 12/04/2021.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.



Successful completion of this Knowledge-based self-study program qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours. PESI, Inc. is on probation as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Next scheduled review: June 2021. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-19-016-H01-P. This activity was originally released on 12/04/2015 and is valid until 07/19/2022. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Please note: Pharmacists are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test if they would like their participation submitted to ACPE. A valid NABP e-Profile ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) will be required for reporting. Don’t have your e-Profile ID yet? Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website and complete your e-profile at in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Mary Ann Rosa's Profile

Mary Ann Rosa Related seminars and products: 3

GNP-BC, CDE, DNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Queensborough Community College

Mary Ann Rosa, GNP-BC, CDE, DNP, has over 18 years working with patients, managing patients with cardiac disease and diabetes, and educating clinicians to decrease readmissions and improve outcomes. She is currently an Associate Professor of Nursing for Queens borough Community College, a certified gerontological nurse practitioner, and a certified diabetes educator.

As a nurse practitioner, Mary Ann has experience in a cardiac angioplasty program, private practice, extended care, and in program development. She co-developed and implemented a community diabetes disease management program, developed and implemented a community heart failure disease management program, and implemented a Telehealth program all for NSLIJ, the third largest health system in the US.

She has presented locally at numerous events including post-graduate medicine, long- term care facilities, many hospitals and universities, and nationally on diabetes and heart failure disease management including the National Association of Home Care Annual Conference, the NLN Summit, and the NLN Technology Conference. Mary Ann is a published author with articles in Home Healthcare Nurse including; "How a Heart Failure Home Care Disease Management Program Makes a Difference" and “The Interdisciplinary Development of a Diabetes Disease Management Program.”

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary Ann Rosa is an Assistant Professor at Queensborough Community College. She has an employment relationship with NorthShore – LIJ Home Care Network. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Mary Ann Rosa has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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New Recommendations

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    • All NEW 2015 Standards of Care
      • BMI Classifications
      • E-cigarettes
  • Immunization Recommendations
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
    • Updates to the Comprehensive
  • Diabetes Algorithm
  • Reimbursement Strategies

Cardiometabolic Disease

  • Dyslipidemia
    • New American College of Cardiology Guidelines
    • Recommended Treatment Based on Risk Factors
  • Critical Lab Values
  • Statin Therapy
  • Non-statin LDL-C-lowering Therapy
  • Fibrates
  • Omega 3
  • Niacin
  • Hypertension
    • Modifications in Diagnostic Criteria
    • Beta-Blockers
    • Calcium Channel Blockers
    • Diuretics
    • Low Dose vs. Aggressive Therapy

Biomechanical Complications

  • New Guidelines for Assessment
  • Foot Exam & Treatment Alterations
  • Skin Assessment
  • Ulcers
    • Strategies for Patient Compliance
    • Recurrence Prevention
  • Neurological Predisposition
    • Peripheral & Autonomic
  • Neuropathies
  • Vascular Considerations
    • Microvascular changes
    • Challenges with Retinopathies

Non-Insulin Medications

  • AACE Profiles & Recommendations
    • Sulfonylureas
    • Meglitinides
    • Thiazolidinediones
    • Biaguanides
    • Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors
    • DPP-4 Inhibitors
    • SGLT-2 Inhibitors

Blood Glucose Pattern Analysis

  • 2015 Glycemic Targets
  • Adjusting Treatment
  • Utilizing CGM

Individualized Glycemic Treatment Goals

  • Monotherapy
  • Dual Therapy
  • Benefit of Early, Aggressive Control

When to Transition to Insulin

  • Progressive B-cell Failure
  • Insulin Profiles
  • Basal Therapy
  • Intensifying Therapy
  • Benefits of Insulin Pump Therapy
    • New Options
    • Sensor-augmented
    • Closed Loop Therapy

Management Strategies for Acute Complications

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Syndrome (HHNK)
  • Infection
  • Surgery & Hospitalization

Addressing Special Populations

  • Type II in Children/Adolescents
    • Variations in Targets and Therapies
  • Elderly
    • Impact of Co-Morbidities

Putting it All Together

  • AADE-7 Behavioral Goals
  • Strategies for Compliance
  • Motivating Change



  1. Communicate the various pharmacologic treatment options for diabetes.
  2. Breakdown effective new strategies to improve patient outcomes.
  3. Formulate a plan of care for the patient with complications related to diabetes.
  4. Integrate motivational interviewing strategies to facilitate patient behavioral changes.
  5. Evaluate biomechanical treatment strategies to improve patient outcomes.
  6. Assess the new recommendations for cardiometabolic disease.
  7. Develop management strategies for the patient experiencing a diabetic emergency.



Target Audience

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



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 147


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"Really good content."

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"This speaker was amazing. Stayed sharp for whole seminar. Clear voice. Pleasant presence. Great information. Wonderful case examples."

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"The amount of information given on meds was very helpful, especially how DM meds work in conjunction with other chronic conditions."

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"I believe you covered all content and I thank you!! I was looking for more medical explainations to help me understand better to develop better teaching skills ie the anatomy and physiology of A1C and conditions related to diabetes and heart diseases. I was totally reinforced in my current knowle"

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