Diabetes Care for Clients in Behavioral Health Treatment
$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
CEU Course Description
This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory which provides a brief overview of diabetes and an introduction to the reciprocal relationship between diabetes and behavioral health disorders. It also discusses ways in which behavioral health treatment providers can help minimize consequences of diabetes for their clients by screening for the disease, providing referrals to care as needed, and coordinating care with other providers. Counselors also can play an important role supporting clients to simultaneously manage their diabetes and their recovery from mental illness or an SUD.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Define what constitutes as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
2. Become familiar with the different screening tests used to diagnose diabetes.
3. Examine complications of insulin therapy.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of substances that increase the prevalence of diabetes and those that decrease diabetes prevalence.
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