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Module 6: Leveraging Diabetes Education and Community Resources as an Inertia Buster
Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Module 6 - 2021
Module 6: Leveraging Diabetes Education and Community Resources as an Inertia Buster
Note: Participants have until December 31, 2022 to complete this module.

Therapeutic inertia in diabetes care is a multifactorial problem. While rapid-cycle therapy optimization is an important piece of achieving timely glucose control, it is simply not enough. Addressing patient-level barriers to self-care and follow-through on treatment plan recommendations is critical.

To help you engage your team and community as an inertia buster, ADA is hosting this practical online training. During the module we will explore the importance of assessing barriers like social determinants of health, depression, diabetes distress, and health literacy. We will discuss how to consider identified barriers during treatment plan creation. We will also provide suggestions for assessment tools you can use and effective solutions for addressing patient needs and barriers, both in the clinic and through connection with critical community resources, and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). 

Instructors: Shannon Knapp, BSN, RN, CDCES and Andrew Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES

Learning objectives:

  • Assess patient-level barriers to diabetes self-care and care plan follow through.
  • Describe the four critical times to refer to Diabetes Self- Management Education and Support (DSMES).
  • Identify the steps in an effective referral for DSMES and medical nutrition therapy (MNT).
  • Locate relevant community support resources to address social and emotional barriers contributing to therapeutic inertia.

About Instructors:

Shannon Knapp, BSN, RN, CDCES is a registered nurse and the Manager of Diabetes Care & Education at Cleveland Clinic. She has been a CDCES in inpatient, ambulatory, and home care settings. She currently coordinates an innovative team of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists covering over 20 Cleveland Clinic offices in Northeast Ohio.

Andrew Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES is an Associate Professor at Pacific University Oregon, and he also cares for patients in the primary care setting with Legacy Medical Group in Beaverton, Oregon. His teaching, research, and practice experiences include diabetes and other metabolic conditions, health economics and policy, and leadership development.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2022
Cost: Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 ABIM-MOC Point
0.75 ACPE Credit
0.75 ANCC Credit
0.75 AAPA Credit
0.75 CDR Credit
0.75 COP Credit
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