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Break the Cycle: How to Prioritize Diabetes Management in Therapy

Presented by Meredith Emmons, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Break the Cycle: How to Prioritize Diabetes Management in Therapy


event December 6, 2023 EST
access_time 5:00 pm–7:05 pm EST
  • For PTs/PTAs, Intermediate
  • For OTs/OTAs, Intermediate
  • For SLPs, Intermediate
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Add to Calendar December 6, 2023 5:00pm December 6, 2023 7:05pm America/New_York Break the Cycle: How to Prioritize Diabetes Management in Therapy

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Break the Cycle: How to Prioritize Diabetes Management in Therapy


Diabetes is a complex, chronic illness impacting tens of millions of Americans. Extensive cognitive and physical capabilities are necessary to manage diabetes effectively and minimize risk of complications, yet it is rarely a focus in therapy. Diabetes complications, including acquired brain injury such
as stroke, are common, and too often patients find themselves stuck in a cycle of complications stemming from poor self-management skills. This course will guide therapists through some basic knowledge surrounding diabetes and its impact on cognitive function, and ways cognitive impairment can impact daily self-management skills for people with diabetes. The course will also educate clinicians about key questions to ask that will spark functional ideas for goals and therapy tasks. Focusing on diabetes self-management skills in therapy is a rich and meaningful way to provide person-centered care.


Meredith Emmons, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Meredith works as a speech-language pathologist and clinical coordinator for Rehab Without Walls in the Austin area. She has worked across the continuum of adult healthcare throughout her career since 2009. Her experience includes skilled nursing; hospital-based settings…

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Financial: Meredith Emmons receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. Meredith Emmons is a content creator for Honeycomb Speech Therapy. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Meredith Emmons has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.



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Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate between types of diabetes and general treatment options in order to appropriately support patients with diabetes
  2. Integrate knowledge of blood glucose, A1C, and potential diabetes complications into functional treatment planning
  3. Analyze the connections between diabetes, acquired brain injury, and how cognitive impairments impact diabetes self-management on a daily basis
  4. Examine the impact of diabetes on mental health in order to provide supportive care to this population
  5. Examine diabetes and its complications as potentially cyclical and consider therapy’s role in helping break the cycle of complications through providing support with diabetes self-management skills
  6. Collaborate with patients with diabetes by asking key questions that can guide toward potential functional treatment planning


All times in EST.

5:00 PM–5:15 PM
Chapter 1: Diabetes Overview
5:15 PM–5:25 PM
Chapter 2: Medical Complications, Acquired Brain Injury, and Mental Health
5:25 PM–5:40 PM
Chapter 3: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Coordination of Healthcare
5:40 PM–5:45 PM
Chapter 4: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Medication Management
5:45 PM–5:55 PM
Chapter 5: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Glycemic Monitoring
5:55 PM–6:00 PM
Chapter 6: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Nutrition
6:00 PM–6:05 PM
Chapter 7: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Personal Hygiene
6:05 PM–6:10 PM
Chapter 8: Daily Self-Management Tasks Affected by Cognitive Impairment: Mobility and Physical Activity
6:10 PM–6:25 PM
Chapter 9: Case Examples
6:25 PM–6:30 PM
Chapter 10: Summary
6:30 PM–6:35 PM
6:35 PM–7:05 PM
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