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Diabetes net offers ed credits

January 17, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE -The Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network offers free continuing education credits for nurses and dietitians who live or work in Michigan through video teleconferences, webinars and online education modules.

Monthly video teleconference programs are offered the third Thursday of each month with the exception of June, July, August and December. Thursday's topic is gestational diabetes. Broadcasts begin at 1:30 p.m. and last for one hour. Individuals interested in attending should contact the videoconference site coordinator at their local hospital.

Continuing education modules are available for credit on the UPDON website, under the Independent Study Education modules link. Topics available include Basic Nutrition, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, diabetes, genetics and genomics, diabetes and tobacco use, diabetes and hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease, diabetes and eye disease and diabetes and foot care.

Each module is worth 2.0 contact hours for nurses and 2 CPEU for dietitians.

A complete listing of dates and topics for the video teleconferences, as well as handouts for the current broadcast, are available on the UPDON website. For more information, call 228-9203 or email



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