Categories: JCAHPO Certified
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Course Overview

This course is intended for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

After completing this section the student should be able to do the following:

  • List the 4 types of Diabetes
  • Describe each of the 4 types of Diabetes
  • Describe how the pancreas plays a part in Diabetes
  • Identify normal blood glucose levels, pre diabetic blood glucose levels, and diabetic blood glucose levels
  • Describe what insulin is and where it is produced
  • List 4 symptoms that may indicate a patient should be tested for Diabetes
  • State how A1C testing works and how it helps track blood glucose levels
  • Identify 3 ethnic groups who may be at higher risk of developing Diabetes
  • List 4 eye diseases/ complications that can result from Diabetes
  • Describe what Rubeosis is and how it related to Diabetes
  • Explain how Diabetes and glaucoma are related
  • Describe how Diabetes can affect the development of cataracts
  • Explain what a pupil sparing 3rd nerve palsy is and what problems the patient may experience
  • Explain what a 4th nerve palsy is and what problem the patient may experience
  • Explain what a 6th nerve palsy is and what problem the patient may experience
  • Describe the prognosis for a diabetic with a nerve palsy
  • Describe Diabetic retinopathy
  • List 3 types of Diabetic retinopathy
  • Explain what changes take place in background Diabetic retinopathy
  • Describe what changes take place in non proliferative Diabetic retinopathy
  • Describe the changes that take place in proliferative Diabetic retinopathy
  • Explain how Diabetic macular edema occurs
  • List 3 treatments that may be used for different types of Diabetic retinopathy
  • Identify 6 classes of oral medications used to treat Diabetes
  • List 3 types of Insulin
  • Describe the changes that take place in proliferative Diabetic retinopathy
  • List 6 different oral Diabetic medications
  • List 4 pertinent questions technicians should ask Diabetic patients

Here is what some ophthalmic personnel who took this course had to say:

is one of the very best courses I have done so far. I really appreciate
the understandable language. I thought I had a pretty good
understanding of DM. I learned so much more usable information.” L.S.,

“Informational, needed the update on Diabetes.” M.K., COA

Very nice lecture series regarding Diabetes, presented well for techs
and clinicians to understand and follow with great drawings. I work
Glaucoma 5 days a week so I found this test a little challenging but
after careful review and study it was easy” D.M., COMT

“very relavent to general ophthalmology. Excellent review.” A.E., COA

“Very Good graphics and photos ” W.G., COA

“good review” E.M., COA

“Thank you for providing this!” B.C., COA

“Very enlightening regarding the different types of diabetes and ocular involvement.” E.H., Ophthalmic Photographer

“Very informative.” M.G., COA

“The best course I have ever had on diabetes.” B.H., COT

“I have definitely increased my education level concerning diabetes after taking this course” C.O., COA

“Very helpful to me!” D.F., COMT

“Very comprehensive review of Diabetes.” M.F., COT

“Very informative.” T.D., COA

“Very clearly explained!” L.G., COA

“The course was very thorough and helpful to aid in the duties of Ophthalmic Assisting.” M.P., COA

“very informative.” M.H.

“Learned a lot about diabetes and tx’s. Very well done. Good reading material for a tech working with retina.” A.P., COA

“Great course!” J.N., Ophth Photographer

“Good information, helpful for review.” S.B. COT

This course should take approximately one hour to complete.

must correctly answer at least 15 of the 20 questions on the open book
post test. If you do not successfully pass the post test the first time you
may try again at no expense to you.

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