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The Ultimate One-Day Diabetes Course
Digital Seminar

The Ultimate One-Day Diabetes Course

Laurie Klipfel
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 07, 2017
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While 1 in 13 Americans have diabetes; 1 in 4 are diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All healthcare professionals will be responsible for patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome on a daily basis, regardless of specialty.

Startling statistics:

  • The majority of patients with diabetes have an A1C of > 9%.
  • Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, non-traumatic amputation and new cases of renal failure.
  • 65-70% of patients with diabetes die of heart attack or stroke, which is 2-4 times as many without diabetes.
  • Diabetes and diabetes related complications can be delayed or prevented with ABC’s (control of A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol).

As management of diabetes becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative to keep up-to date on new treatment options including medical nutrition therapy, the latest treatment options and standards regarding complication prevention. Upon completion of this seminar recording you will have an in depth understanding of the latest approaches in assessing and treating patients with diabetes, as well as, new skills to apply for those at risk for diabetes. Presenter, Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, will provide you with helpful insight regarding learning styles and preferences to optimize patient education and empowerment in efforts to help you improve the care you provide to diabetes patients.


  1. State diagnostic criteria for diabetes and understand the differences between Type 1, Type 2 and pregnancy induced (gestational) diabetes.
  2. Understand metabolic syndrome (“the deadly quartet”: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity) and pre-diabetes.
  3. Recognize symptoms of hyper- and hypoglycemia and use current research for optimal pharmacologic and nonpharmacological treatment based on ADA Standards of Care.
  4. Understand basal/bolus concept of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control.
  5. Compare and contrast diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic, hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome (HHNK) and understand the prevention/treatment of each.
  6. Utilize current research to support nation wide impetus for tight glycemic control for hospitalized patients including management strategies during illness or surgery.
  7. Learn what to do when a patient is wearing an insulin pump.
  8. Analyze motivational techniques to assist patients to progress from knowing to doing.
  9. Describe new treatment therapies (such as inhaled insulin, glucose sensors, sensor augmented insulin pumps, incretins, DPP-4 inhibitors) and what is on the horizon.


Diabetes: Current Diagnostic Criteria and Prevalence

  • Type 1/Type 2
  • Pregnancy and diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome/pre-diabetes
  • Other causes of hyperglycemia

Importance of Glycemic Control

  • Outpatient:
    • Acute Complications: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
    • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
    • Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome (HHNK)
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Infection
    • Fatigue/depression
  • Chronic Complications:
    • Prevention, Identification, and Treatment
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Retinopathy
    • Nephropathy
    • Neuropathy
  • Inpatient:
    • Morbidity
    • Mortality
    • Length of stay

Goals of Therapy

  • Glucose control
  • Blood pressure control
  • Lipid management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Improved “well-being”


  • AADE-7 behavioral goals
  • Healthy Eating (carbohydrate counting, balanced fat/protein/carb)
  • Being active with complications of diabetes
  • Healthy coping/stress management/depression treatment
  • Monitoring: frequency, timing and evaluation of results
  • Risk reduction
  • Problem-solving with case examples
  • Medication: Indications and Contraindications
    • Oral medications:
      • Sulfonylureas
      • Meglitinides
      • Thiazolidinediones (TZD)
      • Biguanides
      • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
      • DPP-4 inhibitors
      • SGLT-2 inhibitors
      • Combinations
    • Insulin:
      • Action times
      • Basal/bolus dosing
      • Benefits of insulin pump therapy
      • Management of insulin pump in the hospital
  • Incretin Mimetics: Byetta
  • Amylinomimetics: Symlin

New Therapies

    • Glucose sensors
    • Sensor-augmented insulin pumps
  • On the Horizon: Closed loop insulin pumps
    • Improved pancreatic transplants
    • Many combination pills
    • More DPP-4 inhibitors
    • Obesity medications
    • Stem cell research
  • New Medications
  • Patient education and empowerment techniques
    • Adult learning styles
    • Setting “SMART” goals
    • Motivational techniques

Resources for Patients and Professionals





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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards

Certified Diabetes Educators

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hours.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 180 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 3.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.5 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

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.5 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

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 7.8 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.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.5 contact hours. Expires: 04/07/2020.

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians

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PESI, Inc., PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) (please check our website for current approval period). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this self-study program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This self-study program/material is designated as LEVEL: 2.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 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.



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Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years and has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs; she is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in endocrinology and a certification in wound care. A member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Laurie is the past president of her local chapter. Laurie works at a large hospital in St. Louis, MO, serving the needs of patients with diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Laurie is also a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today. Her goal is to provide the current strategies and treatments you need to improve the outcomes of your patients.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Laurie Klipfel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Laurie Klipfel has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose. 

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Target Audience

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



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