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Diabetes Know-How: Basics for Outpatient Care

Friday, November 16, 2012 • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM • Joslin Diabetes Center • One Joslin Place • Boston, MA


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

Program objectives include:

  • Describe common misunderstandings patients/providers have about diabetes.
  • Identify the key lab values and target lab values for patient care.
  • Discuss basic components of meal and exercise planning for type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe types, actions and side effects of diabetes medicines.
  • Review skills necessary for patients to acquire for self-care, i.e, insulin, self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) and foot care.
  • Create a personal action plan for improving your own diabetes teaching skills.
  • Identify a set of patient education resources.


7:30 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 – 8:45 Know the Facts: Sorting Diabetes Fact from Fiction
8:45 – 9:30 Know the Numbers: ABC and Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG)
9:30 – 10:15 Know the Lifestyle: Nutrition and Physical Activity
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Know the Drugs: Pills, Injectables, and Insulin
11:30 – 12:00 pm Know the Patient’s Real World: Living with Diabetes
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 – 3:00 Know-How Workshops (select 2)
  • Insulin Injections: Tools and Techniques
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring: Techniques and Using the Results
  • Nutrition Details for Dietitians
  • Nutrition Details for Nurses
  • Reducing Risks for Complications
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:55 Know the Barriers: Problem Solving, Goal Setting and Teaching Strategies
3:55 – 4:30 Know Your Plan: Putting It into Practice
4:30 – 5:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluation
5:00 – 5:30 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, Affiliated 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.

Erica Page, BSN, RN, CDE
Elizabeth M. Blair, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE
Patricia Bonsignore, MS, RN, CDE
Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Suzanne Ghiloni, RN, BSN, CDE
Joyce Lekarcyk, RN, CDE
Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE
Elaine Sullivan, MS, RN, CDE


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


Registration Fees

Discounted Early Registration by October 19, 2012: $150.00
Registrations received after October 19, 2012: $175.00
Group Discount: For two or more registered together price is $120 per person.

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

Please contact Ben Klein at 617-309-5881, 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:
    (617) 309-5925

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 continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The activity, Diabetes KNOW-HOW: Basics for Outpatient Care, has been approved for 6.5 contact hours.

This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6.5 CPRUs.

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.)

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