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Distance Learning: Diabetes & Depression - Recognizing the Face of Depression: Identify and Intervene to Promote Better Outcomes

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Presenter: Lisa Kiblinger, RN, MS, CDE

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description:

This course will assist participants in recognizing, identifying, and treating depression in people with diabetes. An overview of recommended strategies and tools is provided. Resources for further reading are also provided. This course is excellent choices for practitioners who have an interest in aiding people with diabetes achieve positive outcomes.

Session Objectives:

Session Participants will:

  1. Discuss current research findings on depression and diabetes.
  2. Discuss interventions used to assist diabetics to cope with depression.
  3. Identify implications of depression upon clinical outcomes.
  4. Discuss mechanisms for identifying person with depression.

Continuing Education Credit Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) through the joint sponsorship of Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. and Foothills Area Health Education Center. The Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. is accredited by MAG to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of one category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.25 Core contact hours by the University of Georgia, School of Social Work.

Foothills AHEC has applied for GNA.

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