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Diabetes Basics

The purpose of this educational activity is to
enable the learner to understand standards of care and treatment options for a
person with diabetes. 


Additional Course Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify five (5) signs and symptoms of diabetes.
  2. Select three (3) treatment options for a person with diabetes.
  3. Identify four (4) conditions that would indicate
    a need to notify the physician.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about diabetes by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois A. Platt MS, RN

Ms. Platt is retired from a Staff Development
Coordinator position in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona. She worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska. Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. She has also worked in both staff and charge nurse positions in an Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut. Ms.
Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Masters of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

Diabetes Basics - Healthcare Academy
Healthcare Academy

Diabetes Basics


Diabetes is a disease of the endocrine system that can lead to serious complications if not recognized, treated, and monitored.  It can be a life-long disease once it occurs and so may be encountered by the nurse working in the long-term care setting.  This course provides a knowledge base for nurses to be able to competently care for individuals with all presentations of diabetes.

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