FOR DIABETES TESTING
Available for sale: January 1, 2012
Sold Until: December 31, 2012
Program Access Available: January 1, 2012-July 15, 2013
The Laboratory Support for Diabetes Testing Certificate Program is an intermediate to advanced level online learning program for professionals who have a working knowledge of current theory and practice and who wish to improve their knowledge and competence in the newest principles and techniques in the field of diabetes testing.
The intended audience for this program includes laboratory managers and supervisors; senior clinical laboratory scientists, industry scientists, physicians, and other mid- to senior-level laboratory professionals.
The program is composed of eight courses which can be completed online in 1-4 hours each. At the end of each course, participants must obtain a passing grade on the multiple-choice quiz in order to proceed to the next course.
Upon completing the entire program, you will receive a certificate of recognition and earn 9.5 continuing education credits (ACCENT® or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM).
- Definition of Diabetes
- Classification and Etiologies of Diabetes
- Clinical and Biochemical Diagnosis of Diabetes
- Laboratory Evaluation of Long-Term Glucose Control
- Laboratory Evaluation of Renal Function in Diabetes
- Evaluation of Ketosis in Diabetes
- Point-of-Care Testing in Diabetes
- Clinical Management of Diabetes
According to a recent press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, which means that nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Another 57 million people are thought to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes.
Furthermore, people with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, extremity amputations, and other chronic conditions.
The costs of treating and managing diabetes are tremendous. In a recent cost study published by the American Diabetes Association, the direct costs (medical costs) are estimated to be $116 billion while indirect costs (disability, lost work, premature death) are estimated at $58 billion, bringing the total estimated costs to $174 billion per year.
The clinical laboratory makes significant contributions in the diagnosis and management of diabetes and the complications attributable to diabetes. This certificate program provides a comprehensive review of current theory and practices in the laboratory’s support for diabetes testing.
For professionals who wish to engage in an educational activity that recognizes their expanded knowledge and competence in the field of diabetes testing, this program provides a convenient and cost-effective means for doing so. The courses have been developed by several recognized experts, thereby ensuring that the contents are of high quality and representative of the current practices.
By completing this certificate program, participants will:
- Expand their knowledge and competence in regards to the laboratory’s role in diabetes testing
- Become part of a network of colleagues in the field
- Gain leverage towards professional advancement
- Receive a certificate of recognition and continuing education credits
This program is presented by AACC and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.