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Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Topics include slowing the progression of CKD, working with complications, and how to educate patients - in this updated course from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Member Price
$95.00
Non-Member Price
$145.00

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Diabetic kidney disease is a challenge for many diabetes care and education specialists. Learn the essentials of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes in this 5-hour course from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Includes disease identification, slowing its progression, working with complications, and how to educate patients with chronic kidney disease.

Learning Outcome

Learners will be able to recognize and articulate the essentials of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) management, including basic kidney physiology, kidney disease epidemiology and strategies for identifying DKD based on kidney function and damage, implementing appropriate therapy to slow DKD progression, screen for and manage DKD complications, and educating patients.

Activity Type 

This self-paced online course is an application-based learning activity.

Course Contents

Module 1: Identify Diabetic Kidney Disease
A discussion of the burden of disease, the pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), diagnosis, and monitoring.

Module 2: Slowing Progression of Kidney Disease
Slowing progression of kidney disease reviews treatment of hypertension, glycemic control, efforts to reduce albuminuria, and reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Module 3 Complications of Kidney Disease
Complications increase as kidney function declines. This module reviews identification and management of common CKD complications, including anemia, hyperkalemia, hypoalbuminemia, metabolic acidosis, and abnormal mineral metabolism and bone disease. The module continues to follow case studies, walking participants through identification and management of complications for each case.

Module 4: Kidney Failure Treatment, Patient Education, and Course Summary
This module covers key considerations for educating patients with DKD, including an overview of advantages and disadvantages of each kidney failure treatment option: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant, and supportive care without renal replacement therapy. The module concludes with a brief summary of the four-module program.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Review the association of kidney function with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and kidney damage with urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR).
  2. Recognize abnormal urine albumin (albuminuria) as a continuous risk factor for kidney disease progression in diabetes.
  3. Define the basic evaluation of kidney disease.
  4. Articulate the interventions (medications, lifestyle, diet) that may reduce albuminuria.
  5. Determine the presence of chronic kidney disease in patients, including those with pre-diabetes.
  6. Identify classes of anti-hypertensive medications which lower blood pressure and albuminuria and increase risk for hyperkalemia in diabetes.
  7. Explain the appropriate choices to treat hypoglycemia in kidney disease.
  8. Interpret basic laboratory data related to the ABCs of diabetes and kidney disease.
  9.  Discuss the management of common complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  10. Analyze basic laboratory data used to evaluate and monitor CKD complications.
  11.  Illustrate the use of common medications used to treat these complications.
  12. Explain the nutrients that play a role in CKD complications.
  13. Discuss the treatment choices for kidney failure.
  14. Identify medications that may increase risk for new onset diabetes after kidney transplant.
  15. Explain dextrose in peritoneal dialysis fluid as source of carbohydrate.
  16. Describe in-center hemodialysis with numerous diet restrictions.


Intended Audience

AADE educational activities are designed for diabetes care and education specialists, 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.

Continuing Education Credit

This educational program will provide 5 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Access Period

You 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 first).

Effective dates for CE credit: 12/11/2019 - 12/11/2022

Theresa Kuracina, MS, RD, CDE, LN
Sr. Clinical Consultant
National Kidney Disease Education Program
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Andrew S. Narva, MD, FACP, FASN 
Director
National Kidney Disease Education Program
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities’ 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 faculty and planners are as follows.

Faculty:
Theresa Kuracina, MS, RD, CDE, LN, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Andrew S. Narva, MD, FACP, FASN, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

Planner:
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM, 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 activity. 

 

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 educational program provides 5.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.

AADE is 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 5.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. 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 as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 5.0 contact hours (0.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit.

ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-19-324-H01-P
Effective Dates: 12/11/2019 – 12/11/2022

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

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.

Other Health Professionals

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 requirements.


Members: $95.00
Non-Members: $145.00

Volume 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. 

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