Diabetes Webinar Series
The EPICC Program offers a FREE monthly continuing diabetes education series for professionals on the third Wednesday of each month from Noon to 1pm. Participation is available through GoToTraining. The purpose of the series is to keep healthcare professionals up to date on the latest information in diabetes care and education..
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Next Diabetes Webinar Event
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 (noon)- 1:00 pm
Univeristy of Utah Diabetes Prevention Research Program
Speaker: Sheldon Smith
Sheldon got her MS in Exercise (1986) from the University of Massachusetts, she became a CDE (2004) after working as the Exercise Specialist for the Utah Diabetes Center (2001-2004), she started the Diabetes and Senior Health Exercise Program Director at the University of Utah, Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic (2006), she has been developing a Diabetes Prevention Research Program for the University of Utah since fall of 2013, became a CDC-Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach (March 2014), received IRB approval for DPP research (July 2014), began screening and enrolling participants for the research in September (2014), and we will begin our 12 month education classes January 2015.
1) Science has shown that diabetes can be prevented by lowering fat intake, increasing physical activity to 150 min/week and losing 7% body weight by 58% in people at high risk for diabetes.
2) The CDC-lead National Diabetes Prevention Program offers a year-long group learning process that focuses on healthier eating and incorporating moderate physical activity into participants’ daily lives.
3) Research has shown that the national diabetes prevention program can be effective with non-medical personnel.
|January||U of U's DPP Program Update||Sheldon Smith|
|February||Oral Health||Michelle Martin|
|May||Pregnancy in Diabetes||David Winmill|
Continuing Nursing Education (CNEs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CNE/CEUs are provided by The Utah Nurses Association and the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialed agency for the American Dietetic Association.
Continuing education units are available for nurses (1.5 hours), dietitians (1 hour) and a general certificate of participation (1 hour) can be provided for all other groups (e.g. CHES). You must take the pre-test and the post-test, you must receive 80% or greater on the post test to receive a certificate. CNE/CEU certificates will be emailed within two weeks of the program.