Ian M. Burr Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
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Diabetes Update 2019
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Diabetes Update

Diabetes Update

Saturday September 21, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lipscomb University's Swang Business Center 
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

Presented by: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Education and Professional Development, and Vanderbilt Eskind Pediatric Diabetes Clinic.

4.0 contact hours available. $45 per person.

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Intended audience

General pediatricians, family practice physicians, family and pediatric nurse practitioners, school health nurses and nurses who care for youth with diabetes in a variety of settings.

Course objectives

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of diabetes in a child without a previous diagnosis.
  2. Discuss strategies for optimal glycemic control, avoiding high and low blood glucose.
  3. Discuss the role the school nurse plays in the 504 plan process.
  4. Discuss healthy eating habits in the school setting.

Contact hour credit

4.0 contact hours

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Learners must attend the full activity and complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit/hours.


William Russell, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Ian Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Daniel Tilden, M.D.
Clinical Fellow, Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology

Cindy Lybarger, APRN, CDE
Nurse Practitioner and Program Coordinator

Patsy Yarbrough, APRN, CDE
Nurse Practitioner

Martha Upchurch, M.S., R.D., LDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Stephanie Kovacs, M.S., R.D., LDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

All Faculty affiliated with Vanderbilt Eskind Pediatric Diabetes Clinic unless otherwise noted.


7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Vendors (Light breakfast will be provided)

8 to 8:15 a.m.
William Russell, M.D.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
Skipping math class or something worse? Signs and symptoms of diabetes
Dan Tilden, M.D.

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Strategies for managing diabetes in the school setting for optimal glycemic control
Cindy Lybarger, APRN, CDE

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Impact of The 504 Plan on Sports, Field Trips, and Diabetes Technology in the School Setting
Patsy Yarbrough, APRN, CDE

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Nutrition in School
Martha Upchurch, M.S., R.D., LDN, CDE
Stephanie Kovacs, M.S., R.D., LDN, CDE

2018 Course presentations

Managing Hyperglycemia and Sick Days to Avoid DKA
Jennifer Kelley, M.D.

Behavioral Strategies to Enhance Diabetes Management in Children and Teens: What You Can Do in 5 Minutes
Sarah Jaser, Ph.D.

Diabetes Technology Update for 2018: New Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pens
Kim Barnes, R.N., BSN

Hands-On Pumping
Susan Schultz, R.N., BSN

Managing Diabetes in Children and Teens in 2018
Cindy Lybarger, APRN, CDE

2017 Course presentations

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Ashley Shoemaker, M.D., M.S.C.I.

Practical Strategies for Managing Diabetes in Children and Teens
Cindy Lybarger, APRN, CDE; and panelists

The Future of Diabetes Care
Kimberly Barnes, RN, BSN

Prevention of Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Justin Gregory, M.D., M.S.C.I. 

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