CE Credit

Diabetes Screening, Diagnosis, and Management

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Welcome to the training on Diabetes Screening, Diagnosis, and Management provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to perform routine and risk-based diabetes testing in children and adolescents, apply current standards of medical care, and promote medication adherence and effective management.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply Texas Health Steps guidelines for risk-based diabetes testing and age-based anticipatory guidance. 
  2. Differentiate the disease characteristics of type 1 diabetes from those of type 2 diabetes. 
  3. Apply the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for children and adolescents. 
  4. Integrate communication strategies that promote medication adherence, parental support, and effective management, including nutrition and physical activity modification.

Please note this module expires on 4/3/2021.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained from the American Diabetes Association, Mayo Clinic, Merck Manual, U.S. National Library of Medicine, and WebMD.

 

  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) operated by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS). The centers are welcoming and offer information about state and federal health benefits as well as local programs and services. The trained staff can connect caregivers with services such as home care, meals, transportation, legal help, attendant care, respite support, and housing. Visit the ADRC website for a list of resource center locations in Texas.
  • Fact Sheet—Family Caregivers of Children with Special Health Care Needs: The Need for Caregiver Support as Truly Family-Centered Care. (2013)
  • Family Support Services, a program to help families care for children with special health-care needs at home. Services are provided by the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, a branch of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving.
  • Navigate Life Texas, a multilingual website created by parents for parents of children with disabilities and special health-care needs. This site offers comprehensive, relevant, and reliable information for families, professionals, advocates, and anyone working with children who have disabilities and their families. Sponsored by the Texas Interagency Task Force on Children with Special Needs.
  • Texas Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Take Time Texas.
  • Texas Parent to Parent, offers peer support for parents of children with special health-care needs.