2nd Annual Virtual Diabetes Symposium
The Delaware Diabetes Coalition is excited to host a Diabetes Symposium specific to the needs of Delaware School Nurses, dietitians and CDCES’. Attendees will understand the effects of exercise, outside social influences, mental health and insulin pumps on children and teens living with diabetes.
This activity is intended for Delaware accredited school nurses, dietitians and CDCESs to receive continuing education credits. It is also open to all educators with students with diabetes in their classroom.
Where / When
- Virtual – wherever you are!
- Wednesday, February 9 & Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Attendees must register for each day to receive the login info
- Free to attend
- 4 nursing contact hours available
- For successful completion, participants are required to attend the full 2-hour activity, complete and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of each nightly event. Participation in both nights is not required, but CEs will only be awarded for live attendance.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned by Delaware Diabetes Coalition and the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. 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.
Wednesday, February 9
- 6:30 PM Optimizing Insulin Levels for Training and Sport
Dr. Matthew Corcoran, MD
Fundamental aspects of insulin therapy and management and the application to exercise and sport. The goal will be to deliver 3-4 management suggestions to decrease risk of hypo and hyperglycemia.
- 7:30 PM It’s Not Easy Having T1D
Dr. Anita N. Swamy, MD
Trying to Balance Social Life, School, Family and Diabetes… this session will cover the hard topics that T1D teens face but rarely talk about. Learn how to help them survive the teen years.
Thursday, February 10
- 6:30 PM The Connection Between Diabetes and Mental Health
Courtney Masterson, MHA, RDN/LDN
This presentation will concentrate on the interconnectedness of diabetes and mental health. The connection and cyclic effect that these two topics have on each other is one that is often overlooked in the patterns and treatment of blood sugars. Understanding the effects of stress and poor mental health on blood sugar control is critical in treating students and patients as a whole individual, rather than just the chronic disease that they are burdened with.
- 7:30 PM Diabetes Care Tasks: When a Student Uses Insulin, Insulin Pump and/or Glucose Monitor
Christina Trout, ACNS-BC, CDCES
This program will provide information on basic functions of insulin pump therapy. There will be a review of pumps and continuous glucose monitor options including visual screen displays for pumps and CGM devices. Hypoglycemia treatment options explored. Understanding of student/parent responsibilities and survival kits for school use when using a pump.