This course is specifically designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, certified diabetes educators, and other health care professionals who care for patients with diabetes or who manage the complications related to this disease.
At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:
- Describe psychosocial issues associated with diabetes, which range from normative diabetes-related distress to diagnosable mental health disorders.
- Identify paradigms for implementing psychosocial services into team-based care.
- List screening tools for assessing symptoms of psychosocial issues within routine care.
- Indicate appropriate referral and treatment options for people impacted by both sub-clinical and clinical psychological distress.