School nurses, caregivers and other professionals who work with children with diabetes are invited to register for this Oct. 18 CME course which is designed to provide a solid foundation in current diabetes management to nurses caring for school-aged children with diabetes. The skills necessary for self-management of diabetes will be reviewed, in keeping with the family-management model of the Diabetes Center for Children. Topics for review will include treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, meal planning and carbohydrate counting.
Special emphasis will be given to the emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes in youth and its causes and treatments. Treatment of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and ketonuria, management of psychological and family issues, meeting the needs of the child, and diabetes in the school setting will be discussed.