presented by Marlene Snow
Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States. Each of us plays a role in helping our clients to manage their diabetes. For those with vision impairments, managing of diabetes becomes even more difficult. This class will give you information to assist your clients in becoming more independent with monitoring, administering medications, and managing their diabetes. You will also learn how diabetes will affect the treatment choices you make during therapy. This course appropriate for anyone on the intra-professional team.
Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV is Lead OT and Health Educator at NewView Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. Marlene has worked in many settings, including long-term acute care, home health, school systems, and long-term care. She found her passion with low vision OT. Marlene received her Specialty Certificate in Low Vision through the AOTA in 2014. She received a Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2016 and has received a Graduate Certificate in Low Vision from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Diabetes management is a role in which OT naturally fits. We see clients in their natural environment and can make meaningful changes to help them cope with diabetes.
OTs often focus on meal preparation and helping our patients to live healthy lives. Training patients with diabetes involves some special training for the generalist OT.
As OTs, we are constantly adapting activities for our patients. Diabetes management is no different. This portion will cover ways to adapt treatment for patients with diabetic problems.