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Research on and Treatment of Diabetes

$30.00 members / $50.00 nonmembers     2.0 credit hours

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Review information on diabetes that focuses mainly on research for new approaches and the science behind them. Take a look at how kidney disease, stress and retinopathy affect and are affected by diabetes, and get tips on how to connect and communicate with health care workers who have patients with diabetes.

Related: Massage Therapy for Clients with Diabetes | 4 CE Credits


This course examines the research and new approaches to diabetes. Starting with a light background on diabetes, it focuses on current treatment methods. It outlines the proposed new treatment plans and the research that supports them. When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how your knowledge of research on diabetes can aid you in succeeding with clients who have diabetes.
  • Describe current treatments for diabetes, complications from diabetes and the basics of this disease state.
  • Explain how kidney disease functions for a person with diabetes.
  • Delineate the role of stress and glucose in diabetes.
  • Describe research findings on diabetes for T and beta cells, HIP and the “Ominous Octet.”
  • List ways a massage therapist can ensure acceptance of massage therapy by health care professionals. 


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.

About the author(s)

Nancy Porambo has been in private practice for 25 years, specializing in neuromuscular therapy and chronic pain. She completed graduate studies in 2002 and teaches in massage schools, as well as college-level psychology courses. Nancy is an advocate for massage licensing and is an AMTA past president.

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