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Christine Kessler Diabetes-Focused CME | Skin Bones CME

Diabetes Alert Day is Coming: Make a Plan for Earning Diabetes-Focused CME Today!

The fourth Tuesday of March, known as “American Diabetes Alert Day,” serves as an annual, one-day “wake-up call” to remind the public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourage everyone to take the diabetes (Type 2) risk test and learn about their family’s history of diabetes. It’s a risk very much worth assessing: Persistent high blood glucose levels can damage the body’s organs and, over the long term, include damage to both large and small blood vessels, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and issues with kidneys, eyes, gums, feet, and nerves.

And, while Type 1 diabetes is not as preventable, it can be managed well with insulin injections and through blood sugar monitoring, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. Type 2 diabetes, meanwhile, is much more preventable; it’s estimated that nine out of 10 diagnoses of diabetes could be avoided, in fact, by:

  • Eliminating sugar and refined carbs
  • Working out regularly and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle
  • Making water the primary beverage
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a high fiber diet
  • Optimizing Vitamin D levels
  • Taking natural herbs, such as curcumin and berberine, that increase insulin sensitivity.

CME Conferences and Online CME Courses

With diabetes impacting approximately 34.2 million Americans – and one in seven adults not knowing they have it – Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts has made diabetes a part of our CME curriculum since our founding. Ideal continuing education for nurses, PAs, NPs, and Physicians, in 2024, four of our In-person Continuing Medical Education Conferences will have a full day dedicated to diabetes, also available via CME Virtual Conference:

Taught by Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ACNP, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP, an award-winning NP, national/international speaker, prolific author, and clinical consultant specializing in general endocrinology, genomic, obesity, and metabolic medicine, the course includes sessions on:

  • ·       It’s More Than Numbers on a Glucometer: Current Priorities of Diabetes Management
  • ·       Making a Good Start: Addressing Pre-Diabetes Meaningfully (Rx=0.25)
  • ·       Practical Approaches to Using Current, Non-insulin Pharmacotherapy for T2dm (Rx=0.50)
  • ·       Moving Past Your Comfort Zone: Insulin, DM Technology and More (Rx=0.75)
  • ·       Managing Metabolic Madness: Diabetes, Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Disease (Rx=0.50)

“There are a lot of new advancements in the treatment of diabetes that I’m excited to share during the 2024 CME Conferences,” said Kessler. “The interconnections, for example, between obesity-diabetes-CKD-cardiovascular disease in pathology, clinical presentation, and approach to treatment – all under the umbrella of ‘Metabolic Medicine’ is the future! I’m excited about a lot of new trends in treatment, including the increased, improved, and expanded efficacy of Incretin Therapy in diabetes and obesity management, as well as the rise of technology for patient care. It’s an exciting time to specialize in this field and share my experience with physicians, PAs, NPs, and RNs attending my CME sessions.

“For anyone looking to specialize in endocrinology, I urge you to pursue it,” she added. “There’s a great deficit of providers in this field, and it is a fascinating, never-dull specialty that provides expertise that is MUCH appreciated by providers in every other field.”

For anyone wanting Online CME focused on diabetes now, our On-demand CME course tackles questions in antidiabetic medications, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and Type 3 diabetes—giving you the confidence to make better patient care decisions.

In-Person and Online CME for Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Physicians

Earn CME in the field of your choice with Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts through an in-person CME Conference at a destination location, or earn CME in 2024 through our on-demand courses or virtual CME conferences! No matter what you choose, you’ll learn from the best of the medical community as you earn CME credits, network, and gain knowledge on dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, emergency medicine, women’s health, pain management, pharmacology, diabetes, and ER. We also offer the best value per CME credit, with our cost per CME credit hour as low as $21!