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Diabetes Know-How: Advancing Outpatient Diabetes Care

Friday, May 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Joslin Diabetes Center • One Joslin Place • Boston, MA


Register now for this interactive, hands-on program developed for nurses, dietitians and other outpatient practicing clinicians seeking to advance their knowledge, skills and confidence in caring for patients with diabetes.

Program objectives include:

  • Identify management pathways to improve and target lab values for quality patient care.
  • Expand meal and activity planning knowledge and individualized applications for patients who have type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe appropriate algorithms for the advancement and appropriate use of a wider variety of diabetes medicines.
  • Review technology skills necessary to support patients involved in making more guided self-care management decisions.
  • Develop and strengthen strategies to care for diverse populations presenting in outpatient practices.
  • Analyze patient case scenarios, recognizing all viable management and educational alternatives, potentials for misunderstandings, and gaps in care practices.


7:30 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:15 Know the Facts: Diabetes Update 2013
9:15 – 10:00 Know Nutrition: Effective Strategies for Weight Management
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Know Medications: Combining and Advancing Therapies
11:00 – 11:45 Know the Numbers: Advancing Decision Making Skills Using Technology – SMBG, CGM
11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Know the Patient: Working with Diverse Groups
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 2:45 Know the Facts: Case Studies Breakout Session
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Know the Facts: Group Case Review
3:30 – 4:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluation
4:00 – 4:30 Tour of Joslin (optional)


Jo-Anne Rizzotto, MEd, RD, LDN CDE
Director of Education, Joslin Clinic

Jo-Anne has worked for over 20 years as a
diabetes educator and has lectured nationally
and internationally.

Carolé Mensing, RN, MA, CDE, FAADE
Manager, Clinical Education Programs

A past president of Healthcare and Education
of the American Diabetes Association and editor
of the key textbook on education, Carolé has
devoted her career of over 30 years to educating
both patients and diabetes educators.

Patricia Bonsignore, MS, RN, CDE
Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc
Om Ganda, MD
Suzanne Ghiloni, RN, BSN, CDE
Amanda Kirpitch, MA, RD, LDN, CDE
Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE
Andreina Millan-Ferro, Educator


Anne Gregory, MS
Ben Klein, BS
Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE
Carolé Mensing, RN, MA, CDE, FAADE
Jo-Anne Rizzotto, MEd, RD, LDN CDE


Registration Fees

Discounted Early Registration by April 17, 2013: $150.00
Registrations received after April 17, 2013: $175.00
Group Discount: For 3 or more registered together price is $120 per person.

Please download the registration form here: Diabetes Know-How: Advancing Outpatient Diabetes Care Reg Form

Please contact Ben Klein at 617-309-5925, or, with any questions regarding this program.

Three ways to register:

  1. Mail this form to:
    Joslin Diabetes Center
    Healthcare Services/Ben Klein
    One Joslin Place
    Boston, MA 02215
  2. Email this form to:
  3. Fax this form without a cover sheet to:

The program will be held in the 3rd floor lecture hall of Joslin Diabetes Center.

Parking and Transportation:
The closest T-stop is “Longwood” on the Riverside (D) branch of the green line. There are several parking garages in the area.

This activity has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., for approval to award contact hours.

Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This activity has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for approval to award contact hours.

Books and Resources:
Joslin educational materials will be demonstrated and available for purchase with a discount on the day of the program.
(Note the course booklet is included with registration fee.)

Page last updated: April 25, 2018