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Event Profile

Driver Health Over the Long Haul: Increasing Screening, Detection, and Referral into the Diabetes Prevention Program

March 21, 2019

Location: Online


This webinar is FREE 

Event Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Event Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please Note: All times are Eastern. Our 60-minute webinars begin at 1:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 noon Central / 11:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Pacific.

Program Overview

Identification and effective treatment of diabetes is essential for the health and safety of professional drivers, as well as for maintaining their Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL). In fact, failing to manage this condition may result in serious health issues, thus eliminating their ability to drive and, therefore, their livelihood. Due to the specific and wide-ranging health risks of this occupation, long-haul truck drivers are legally required to be medically certified at least every two years by an approved healthcare provider. For many drivers, their biannual (or more frequent) appointment with the healthcare provider conducting their medical examination will be one of the only times they see a medical professional. Research has shown that patients are more likely to engage in preventive health behaviors when their health care professional recommends them.

During this session, attendees will learn the risk factors for developing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes and driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). Additionally, what steps Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiners (CME) can take to increase screening, detection, and referral of CDL applicants with prediabetes to virtual and local National Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

Learning Outcome

Attendees will be able to identify the unique challenges and health complications commercial drivers face around diabetes and lessons DOT CMEs can apply in their practice to screen, test and refer patients into CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for diabetes prevention.

Activity Type:

This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This 90-minute online session includes a presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Learning Objectives

-- Compare and contrast the risk factors for diabetes and comorbid diseases between commercial drivers and the general population
-- Discuss conditions that impact driver safety
-- Define Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) medical guidelines on diabetes
-- Discuss steps to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes among commercial drivers
-- Review the evidence that supports referring patients with prediabetes to a lifestyle change program
-- Discuss key steps that physicians, care teams, and other DOT CMEs can take to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Intended Audience

The AADE Webinars are knowledge-based activities designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.


Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH
Medical Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation
Atlanta, GA

Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE
Associate Director, Lang Research Center
New York-Presbyterian Queens
New York, NY

Natalie Blum, MPH
Manager of Prevention
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Chicago, IL

Accreditation Statement

Registered Nurses

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit.

The AADE is also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).

Registered Dietitians

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity/material. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-19-024-L01-P
Effective Dates: 3/21/2019 - 3/21/2021


Certified Diabetes Educators

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE list of Approved Providers ( NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is on the NCBDE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

AADE is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by AADE can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activity content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:


Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Natalie Blum, MPH, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.


Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Eileen D. Ward, PharmD, BCACP, TTS, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Joanne Rinker MS, RD, CDE, LDN, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

The approval of this educational offering by the AADE 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 bias.

Successful Completion

To receive a Statement of Credit you must attend the entire session. Your Statement of Credit will be issued electronically immediately upon submission of the evaluation form. Contact in the event you choose not to complete the evaluation form.

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System Requirements

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FREE to AADE members and non-members


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