Caring for Adult Patients with Diabetes

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Co-Sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central College

Presented by the International Diabetes Center

Diabetes Care

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. As a result, more health care professionals are becoming involved in caring for people with diabetes.
This half-day program provides a brief overview of diabetes for those who need an introduction or quick refresher.
It teaches the basics of diabetes care for adults through lectures and hands-on learning activities.
Attendees will learn practical tips and be better prepared to care for adult patients with diabetes.






Date: March 9, 2012

Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:15 P.M. (check-in begins at 8:30 A.M.)

Location: South Central College-North Mankato
Conference Center B
(parking permits are required and will be sent closer to the event date)

Cost: $99, includes morning beverages, lunch and all materials

This program provides an overview of diabetes care. By attending this program, participants will:

  • develop a better understanding of medical and nutrition therapies for people with diabetes
  • experience hands-on application of products that people with diabetes use: glucose meters, insulin syringes and pens, food plans and food labels
  • increase confidence in taking care of patients with diabetes and answering their questions

8:30-9:00 am - Registration
9:00 am – Welcome
9:10 am – Overview of Diabetes   
10:00 am - Break
10:15 am – Nutrition and Activity Basics
11:15 am – Blood Glucose Monitoring
11:45 am – Lunch
12:45 pm – Practice What You've Learned (Carbohydrate Counting (practice), Glucose Meters (demonstration), Injectable Pen Devices (hands-on))
1:45 pm – Oral Agents and Noninsulin Injectable Therapies
2:15 pm – Insulin Therapy
2:55 pm – Break
3:10 pm – Day-to-Day Management
3:50 pm – Diabetes Care in You Practice Setting: Discussion and Question and Answer
4:15 pm – Adjourn

Continuing Education:

  • RN’s and LPN’s: 6 Contact Hours
  • Nursing Home Administration: 5.5 Clock Hours
  • Certificates of attendance available for all other professionals.


This program will benefit registered and licensed practical nurses, certified medical assistants, nursing assistants, public health nurses, dietitians and medical interpreters from all practice settings, including hospitals, clinics, group homes, offices and long-term care facilities or other interested health care professionals.


Jill Flader, RD, LD, MS, CDE
Ms. Flader has worked at the International Diabetes Center (IDC), Minneapolis, MN, since Fall of 1994 and is currently the Program Manager for Patient Services.  Her job responsibilities currently are divided between IDC adult patient education and health professional programs focused on diabetes.  She completed her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Nutrition and Dietetics and Consumer Food Science at the University of Minnesota.  She went on to complete a Master of Science, her thesis was entitled, “The short term effect of soluble and insoluble fibers on sex hormone metabolism and B--glucuronidase activity in healthy men”. 

Ms. Flader has co-authored such publications as “Type 2 Diabetes BASICS”, “Type 2 Diabetes BASICS. A complete Curriculum for Diabetes Education “, “Insulin BASICS”, “Insulin BASICS Curriculum Guide: and “My Food Plan Made Easy”.   She speaks nationally on diabetes education programs, group education, and on medical nutrition therapy strategies. She was a co-investigator in a research study looking at outcomes for group vs individual diabetes education. 

Janet Lima, MPH, RN, CDE
Ms Lima is a Diabetes Nurse Specialist at the International Diabetes Center. 
She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1980.  Janet teaches diabetes self-management in individual and group settings at the Park Nicollet Clinic-St. Louis Park and Brookdale sites. She also participates in program and educational materials development, health professional and industry training, research, and community and worksite diabetes education. Janet is a member of the American Diabetes Association and is certified by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. Her professional experience includes roles in education, research, management, program/materials development and health professional training in the specialty areas of diabetes and musculoskeletal disease.  She has spoken locally, regionally and nationally on diabetes and musculoskeletal disease-related topics and has co-published educational materials. 


Registration information: Registration taken on a first come first serve basis.
No refunds 48 hours prior to workshop date.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your registration

Contact University Extended Education at 507-389-2572 or 800-311-3142
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