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Release Date: September 27, 2017
Expiration Date: September 26, 2020
This course examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatments, and nutritional considerations for patients with gastroparesis, particularly those with diabetic gastroparesis. Additionally, the course reviews practical strategies to improve the nutritional depletion that often accompanies this debilitating condition.
Performance Indicators: 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management. 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
Learning Codes: 5190: Diabetes mellitus; 5220: Gastrointestinal disorders; 5000: Medical Nutrition Therapy
This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 2 CPEU hours, Level 2.
- Compare and contrast the physiology of normal digestion and digestion in patients with gastroparesis.
- Discuss the nutrition recommendations for treating patients with gastroparesis and diabetic gastroparesis.
- Identify nutritional consequences of gastroparesis and diabetic gastroparesis.
Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES, is a registered dietitian who acts as the program director for the dietetic internship at North Oaks Medical Center and as the dietetics planner for Western Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in dietetics and a master’s degree in health studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. Leslie maintains a license as a registered dietitian and as a certified health education specialist. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and maintains registration as a certified specialist in sports dietetics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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