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Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes

Target Audience
This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurses, dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in pediatric diabetes care.

Learning Objective
At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:

- Describe the challenges faced by students with diabetes, better enabling the school nurse to coordinate the implementation of care plans to meet individual student’s needs.
- Explain relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines to enable the participant to advocate within the school system on behalf of the patients.
- Identify and utilize resources available to assist training school nurses and school personnel and how to access the resources.
- Describe recent Safe at School successes enhancing the ability students with diabetes to receive appropriate diabetes care at school.

Accreditation Statements

Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, the American Diabetes Association 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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Pharmacists: The Universal Activity Number is: JA4008193-0000-19-015-H01-P.

Physician Assistants

The American Diabetes Association has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.




CPE Accredited Provider

The American Diabetes Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 0.75 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. Activity Number: 148165




Certified Diabetes Educator
To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for 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 Diabetes Association is on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers.

Successful Completion Statement
Certificates are provided to registered participants based completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the online evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email

Dates of Validity
Release date: April 15, 2019
Valid through: December 31, 2021

Please note:

  • There is no fee for CE credits for this activity.
  • Estimated time to participate in this activity and complete documentation is 45 minutes.

Content Validation Statements
All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; 


All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Planning Committee

Larry C. Deeb, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Behavioral &
Social Medicine
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE
Designated Nurse Planner 
Executive Director
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute
Pittsburgh, PA


Fran R. Cogen, MD, CDE
Interim Co-Chief
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Diabetes Services
Director, Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex
Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC

Crystal Woodward  
Director, Safe at School
American Diabetes Association 
Arlington, VA


Availability: On-Demand
Available Apr 15, 2019 to Dec 31, 2021
Cost : FREE
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 ACPE Credit
0.75 ANCC Credit
0.75 AAPA Credit
0.75 CDR Credit
0.75 COP Credit
American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES
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