Person-Centered Care for Individuals who have Higher Weight: A Certificate Program
Gain tools, strategies, and confidence to provide compassionate, individualized care to higher weight individuals ...
Diabetes care and education specialists interact with people with type 2 diabetes and related health complications where in some cases the disease and complications have manifested as a result of the individual having a higher weight. Although many diabetes care and education specialists have deep knowledge in caring for people with higher weight bodies, there are simply not enough of them to provide care to the number who need it. The entire care team should be educated to a validated level of understanding. Typically these types of courses have only been available to dietitians. This activity is open to all diabetes professionals and will educate the broad HCP interprofessional care team to apply best practices in caring for individuals with higher weight bodies.
Learners will have the tools, strategies, and confidence to provide compassionate, individualized care to the higher weight individuals that they serve.
- Scope of the Problem
- Psychological Considerations
- Obesity as a Chronic Disease and the Team Approach
- Treatment Options
- Lifestyle Treatment: Nutrition Basics and Dietary Meal Patters
- Lifestyle Treatment: Physical Activity
- Behavior Change
- Counseling Caveats
Each module is a recorded presentation and includes copies of the module slides. The program includes a 35-question pre-test and post-test, as well as a final program evaluation. Learners will earn a certificate of completion and a digital badge upon completion of the program.
This online certificate program is a knowledge-based activity.
This activity is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including nurses,
dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners,
clinical nurse specialists, physicians, PAs, community health workers, health coaches, and other health care professionals
interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with
diabetes and other related conditions.
Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES
Hispanic Foodways LLC
We Are Diabetes
Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, FADCES
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Baylor Scott & White Health
Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDCES, CFCN, FADCES
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Weill Cornell Medicine
Erin Zepp, MS, RD, CDCES
Memorial Health System
Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN, BC-ADM, CPT
Nutrition Specialist/Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDN, CDCES
CBR Nutrition Enterprises
Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
(ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide
continuing education for the healthcare team.
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-21-231-H01-P and JA4008258-0000-21-231-H01-T.
activity has been approved for 8 contact hours.
This statement contains information provided to NABP from
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE
Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or
electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to
learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located
in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.
Medical Association (AMA)
of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this enduring
material for a maximum of 8
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this
activity for a maximum of 8
ANCC contact hours. This activity discusses 0 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 8 contact
Academy of PAs (AAPA)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been
authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME
credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This
activity is designated for 8
AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 4/20/23. PAs should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation.
on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Credentialed Practitioners will receive 8 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEU)
for completion of this activity.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE
activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related
but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate
with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs
are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator
selection is at the learner’s discretion.
Certified Diabetes Care and Education
To satisfy the requirements for renewal
of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education
(CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved
by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers (www.cbdce.org). CBDCE does not approve
continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.
Board Certified Advanced Diabetes
ADCES is the administering body for the
Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered
by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification
Other Health Professionals
It is the responsibility of each
participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or
recertification for their discipline.
accordance with Joint Accreditation criteria, the Association of Diabetes Care
& Education Specialists (ADCES) must ensure that anyone in a position to
control the content of the educational activity (planners and
speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial
relationships with any commercial interest.
Joint Accreditation also requires that
ADCES manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during
the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our
satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial
relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you
perceive a bias during an activity, please report it on the evaluation.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof)
among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:
Asha Brown – No conflicts of interest
Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDN, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES – Consultant: BD
Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, FADCES – No conflicts of interest
Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDCES, CFCN, FADCES – Speakers Bureau: Novo Nordisk; Consultant: Intellihealth-Online Obesity Management System, MannKind Corporation
Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN, BC-ADM, CPT – No conflicts of interest
Erin Zepp, MS, RD, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDCES, LDN – No conflicts of interest
Erin Zepp, MS, RD, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
The approval of this educational
offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies,
treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial
Relationships and Mechanism to Identify and Resolved Conflicts of Interest
Undertaking review of the educational
activity to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation,
evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of
will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you
enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes
CE expiration date: 4/20/2023
discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the
desired quantity is selected
For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.