CE Credit

Diabetes Screening, Diagnosis and Management

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

Credit hours: 1.75 CE

NOTE: In this module, the term “children” refers to children and adolescents, except when differentiation is needed. In addition, the term “parent” also refers to guardians and caregivers.

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to provide age-based testing and anticipatory guidance for 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 routine and age- and risk-based diabetes evaluation and age-appropriate anticipatory guidance.
  2. Differentiate the disease characteristics of various forms of diabetes, primarily type 1 and 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, caregivers’ support and effective management, including nutrition and physical activity modification.

All data cited in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

Please note this module expires on 3/16/2024.

This module was released on 3/16/2021.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

Browser Requirements

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 the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). 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.
  • American Diabetes Association. Loved Ones: Managing Diabetes, a web page with educational resources for families.
  • American Diabetes Association. Help for Parents web page.
  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Resources for People Living with Diabetes
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Living with Diabetes website, which offers a variety of educational information.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Education Program. Resources for Children and Teens.
  • 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 Commission. 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.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services. Diabetes in Children website.
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Take Time Texas, provides assistance with respite care.
  • Texas Parent to Parent, a parent-led organization that offers peer support for parents of children with special health-care needs.