Update your Care Plan: Diabetes

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Description: Update your Care Plan- Diabetes

Diabetes is often a ‘complicating factor’ for patients undergoing rehab. And, though it is often a condition that, as therapists and nurses, we think we know enough about- but are we really providing the best, updated care to our patients who have Diabetes?

That’s where ‘Update your Care Plan- Diabetes’ comes in!  This 3.5 Contact hour/0.35 CEU course provides you with:

  • The most up to date research and breakthroughs on the topic of Diabetes
  • The complications that a therapist/nurse should be aware of
  • Focused, disease-specific goal-setting
  • Interventions promoting health and functional outcomes
  • Client-based labs and case studies

This information is not a typical, dry lecture- instead, it has been adapted to include interactive labs, practical techniques, immediately applicable skills, and expert-developed clinic tools that you can use to provide to your patients and caregivers!

Handouts & Resources included in the course:

  • Diabetes Vision Assessment
  • Low Vision Tip Sheet
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Diabetic Foot
  • ABI Cheat Sheet

These clinic-tested, copyrighted tools ensure you will be able to put the education and skills you learn into IMMEDIATE practical use!

Schedule: Update your Care Plan- Diabetes

The schedule for the training is the same for live (in-person/virtual attendees), and pre-recorded webinar attendees.

Course Schedule

0:00 – 0:23 Introduction; Who does Diabetes affect?

0:23 – 0:51: Types of Diabetes; Risk Factors

0:51 – 2:15: Complications of Diabetes: Vascular, Visual, Neurological, Wound Care

2:15 – 3:00: How to update your care plan: Case Study/Goal-setting/Tools & Resources

Post-course Evaluation

Course Objectives- Update your Care Plan: Diabetes

  • Identify types and subtypes of diabetes and their subsequent risk factors
  • Analyze complications of diabetes and how they impact clinical practice
  • Discuss strategies to educate families/caregivers about prevention of complications based on risk factors
  • Demonstrate ability to perform comprehensive assessments related to diabetes complications

Who should attend?

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of hospital-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to Diabetes Management tools, cheat sheets, handouts, and assessments to help carry over your new skills into practice!

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Identify types and subtypes of diabetes and their subsequent risk factors
  • Analyze complications of diabetes and how they impact clinical practice
  • Teach families and caregivers strategies for prevention of complications based on risk factors present
  • Demonstrate ability to perform comprehensive assessments related to diabetes complications

Meet your presenter!

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in.  The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab.  She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013.  Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.


Disclosures: Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Ruth has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Client and Student Testimonials

All of the clinical presenters at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results.  We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice


Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Want to use this education to set up an in-house program?  You also have the option to engage the clinical consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate the new initiative with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Ruth has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.


We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved for 0.35 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content.





Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content; approval #0002673, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete at least 91% of video and course material
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete and pass the post-course evaluation


We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.


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