The RDNs Role in Recognizing and Reducing Diabetes Inertia

Sunday, October 9
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 171252


Diabetes inertia refers to the delay in treatment despite suboptimal glycemic control. Only around 50% of adults with diabetes are reaching evidence-based glycemic goals which is critical for improving outcomes. This session will discuss the multifaceted causes of inertia – patient, provider, and care systems. Attendees will leave with various resources and intervention strategies to achieve therapeutic and clinical goals in this population.

Planned with the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group and the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the types of inertia in diabetes management and how to recognize it in your practice.
  • List barriers that might affect achievement of glycemic goals.
  • Develop at least three nutrition interventions you can put to use in your practice, within your level of experience.

Performance Indicators:

  • 10.3.1 Establishes goals and desired outcomes in collaboration with clients/patients.
  • 10.5.2 Monitors and identifies factors affecting client/patient progress in meeting goals.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.