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2021 Virtual Diabetes Series


April 20, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Series Dates

April 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – noon CT

April 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.- noon CT

April 27 from 10:00 a.m.- noon CT


This 3-part series on April 20, 26, and 27 from 10:00 - noon CT will focus on best practices for a successful DSME program, diabetes medication and management, new technology, and diabetes distress from the pandemic.  Register once to attend all 3 sessions.


April 20 - Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes and its Complications presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

  • List the most common classifications used to control blood glucose in Type 2 diabetes today.
  • Describe the mechanisms of action and side effects of each drug class.
  • Discuss the common "other" drugs prescribed to Type 2 diabetics to control hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

POSTPONED- NEW DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON FOR: April 26 - Proven Keys to Building and Sustaining a Successful DSMES Program: Six Component Business Plan Format 

April 27 - Addressing Diabetes Distress in a Pandemic and Beyond presented by Kris Kilen, RD, CDCES

  • Identify patient barriers that contribute to diabetes distress and how overcome disparities relevant to rural populations.
  • Identify risk factors to diabetes care engagement in rural populations and ways to provide support for participants of diabetes care and education.

April 27 - T.I.P.S.D.C.: Technology Improving Patient Self-Management in Diabetes Care presented by Justine Karduck, Ph.D.

  • Discuss the latest technologies, including apps, pumps, CGMs, used for diabetes self-management.
  • Evaluate the quality, safety, and privacy of current and future technologies for diabetes self-management.
  • Outline the educational strategy for clinicians to use when selecting and recommending new technologies for diabetes patient care.


Register for all three sessions, April 20, 26, and 27 at one low cost for the entire series.

  • $135.00 per facility with unlimited attendance or $25.00 per individual.
  • VIP Subscribers - No charge

6.0 Nurse Contact Hours available for successfully completing all three sessions.  2.0 contact hours per session.

6.0 credit hours for social workers, dietitians, and nutritionist available for successfully completing all three sessions. 2.0 hours per session. Credit is awarded through the Illinois Continuing Education Institute.

ICAHN is an approved provider of continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ONB-001-91).

Partial funding for this conference is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health's grant: Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815).