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Complementary Health and Diabetes

A Focus on Dietary Supplements | 20 CPEU
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The definitive guide to dietary supplements and diabetes for health care professionals.

Nearly 27 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes and a quarter of them report that they have used complementary and alternative medicines (now called complementary health approaches by the National Institutes of Health) to treat their diabetes or for general wellness. In this reality, clinicians need to understand potential complications, know the research, and be prepared to guide their patients and answer their questions about supplements and alternative medicines.

This fully updated and expanded guide gives providers the information they need to guide patients and provide them with evidence-based advice on supplement use. Inside readers will find detailed research summaries of 38 common botanical and nonbotanical supplements, including honey, probiotics, turmeric, zinc, and many more. Each product chapter includes information on chemical constituents, theorized mechanism of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, and a summary of clinical studies.

Stay informed and be prepared to help patients make wise choices and improve their diabetes self-management.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain complementary health approaches for diabetes therapy and general wellness.
  • Construct evidence-based data on dietary supplement use and applications for diabetes treatment.
  • Discover information on dietary supplement chemical constituents, theorized mechanism of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, and a summary of clinical studies.

Exam & Book Info

  • Exam: 80 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Book: Paperback, 256pp. Mar 2021. ISBN-13: 978-1580407687

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Continuing Education Info

  • Accepted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • CDR Activity Number: 172850
  • Course Expiry: May 31, 2024
  • Practice Competency Spheres: View the suggested CDR Practice Competencies for this “Diabetes” category course here.
  • CDR Self-Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
  • This course is intended for: RDN, NDTR & CDCES
  • This course is also accepted by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) and may be used towards the continuing education unit (CEU) requirement for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Dietitian 360 is accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration which is on the list of CBDCE Recognized Providers. View the list of CBDCE continuing education providers here.
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