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Advanced Degrees in Diabetes Education

presented by Jo Jo Dantone

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Diabetes is being defined as epidemic, pandemic and syndemic. It is essential that diabetes educators be available since to date less than half of all persons living with diabetes have received education and of all people with diabetes only 14.3% show adequate control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipids. This course provides students with a summary of all diabetes educator provider levels for diabetes self-management education and support (DSME&S) and subsequent competencies. Students will learn the “how to’s” of becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for diabetes educators are the defined.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

    Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care. Jo Jo received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. She been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years. Jo Jo has assisted in establishing nine American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Programs and is currently Program Coordinator of a ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. Jo Jo is Past Treasurer of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is Past Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) and Past Chair of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG. She is Past President of the Louisiana Dietetic Association and Past Legislative Network Coordinator for the Mississippi Dietetic Association. Jo Jo received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016. She received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Louisiana Dietetic Association in 2010 and from the Mississippi Dietetic Association in 2000. Jo Jo has served the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a public policy capacity for over 30 years for which she received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016, the Ann Gallagher Award for Legislative Activity Involvement in 2009 and the Award of Excellence in Grassroots Political Action in 2004.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. The Seriousness of the Disease Called Diabetes

    1. The Seriousness of the Disease Called Diabetes

    Diabetes is being defined as epidemic, pandemic, and syndemic. What does that mean, what statistics support these assumptions? To combat these “demics,” it is essential that diabetes educators be available in all walks of life. To date less than half of all persons living with diabetes have received education, and of all people with diabetes only 14.3% show adequate control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipids.

  2. Who is Qualified to Perform Diabetes Education?

    2. Who is Qualified to Perform Diabetes Education?

    There are three diabetes educator provider levels of practice. There are two diabetes paraprofessional provider levels of practice. There are five competency domains for both diabetes educators and paraprofessionals. This chapter will define each.

  3. How to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

    3. How to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

    Steps to becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) are explained from pre-required education through post-certification maintenance.

  4. How to Become a Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM)

    4. How to Become a Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM)

    Steps to becoming a Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM) are explained from pre-required education through post-certification maintenance.