Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: A Growing Concern

Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: A Growing Concern

The purpose of this course is to introduce the reader to nursing and health care issues related to type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. As the prevalence of this problem continues to grow, the need to understand how we can prevent and treat this condition becomes more imperative. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented. 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 

1. Describe the relationship between obesity, the modern lifestyle, and type 2 diabetes in youth.
2. Differentiate important characteristics of prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
3. Identify microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes.
4. Discuss major risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes in youth.
5. Identify clinical presentation and diagnostic criteria of type 2 diabetes in youth.
6. Discuss the importance of diet and exercise as a primary treatment modality for type 2 diabetes in youth.
7. Identify pharmacologic approaches to type 2 diabetes in youth.
8. Describe standards of care for the monitoring and prevention of long-term complications of type 2 diabetes.
9. Describe appropriate counseling interventions for parents of children with diabetes.

This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: A Growing Concern

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