Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit

November 10, 2021


The 2021 Iowa Diabetes & Wellness Summit will take place virtually on the mornings of November 10 and November 17


  • $40 - Both Days
  • $25 - One Day


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The 100% virtual summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for diabetes prevention, control, and management. National, state, and local experts will share innovative and best practice strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and empower patients and their families to live healthier lives.

Target Audience

Public health professionals, physicians, podiatrists, nurses, advance practice nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, health coaches, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes prevention program facilitators, diabetes self-management education coordinators, and third-party payers.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.50 CPME
    • 3.50 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/10/2021 - 8:00am CST
    Event ends: 
    11/10/2021 - 12:30pm CST

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    All times listed are in Central Time.

    8:15 amWelcome
    8:30 am

    Update on the Iowa Statewide Strategy for Diabetes
    Ali Grossman, MA, RDN, LD, Iowa Department of Public Health

    • Discuss the objectives included in the Diabetes Statewide Strategy related to diabetes data, prevention, detection, and management/treatment.
    • Provide a network to share effective methods for and local updates on the prevention and management of diabetes in Iowa. 
    8:45 am

    Walk This Way: An Interprofessional Approach for Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Pathologies
    Allen Kempf, DPM, MS, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University
    Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD, Department of Physical Therapy, Des Moines University

    • Describe clinical practice guidelines for interprofessional prevention and management of diabetic foot pathologies.
    • Recognize best practices for interprofessional teams managing patients with diabetes.
    • Discuss application of best practices to a patient case.
    9:45 amBreak
    10 am

    Fighting Insurance Challenges While Overcoming a Diabetes Diagnosis
    Amanda Gymer, Diabetic Equipment and Supplies

    • Discuss the requirements for Medicare and Medicaid for Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps.
    • Describe how diabetes equipment and supplies are priced.
    • List methods to reduce time spent obtaining supplies by healthcare professionals and patients.
    11 amBreak
    11:15 am

    Keynote Address - Addressing Diabetes Distress in Clinical Practice: Assessment & Intervention
    Lawrence (Larry) Fischer, PhD, ABPP, University of California San Francisco

    • Discuss the linkages between diabetes distress and clinical outcomes.
    • Describe how diabetes distress presents itself in clinical care.
    • Detect diabetes distress clinically.
    • Identify tools for clinical assessment of diabetes distress.
    • Review diabetes distress treatment strategies for use in the clinical setting.
    • Review factors related to the successful implementation of diabetes distress assessment and treatment programs in a clinical setting.
    12:15 pmQuestion & Answer
    12:30 pmAdjourn




      • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
      • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
      • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 3.5 continuing education contact hours.
      • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.5 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
      • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


      No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


      The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

      Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

      • Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Speaker
      • Michael Boyson, MHA, Planning Committee Member
      • Rachel Finkelstein, PharmD, BCACP, Planning Committee Member
      • Wesley Franklin, Planning Committee Member
      • Ali Grossman, MA, RDN, LD, Speaker
      • Laurene Hendricks, Planning Committee Member
      • Carol Hibbs, Planning Committee Member
      • Mary Kaufmann, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, MA, BCC, Planning Committee Member
      • Allen Kempf, DPM, MS, Speaker
      • Tracy Keninger, Planning Committee Member
      • Meredith Koob, Planning Committee Member
      • Kathleen Kunath, RN, Planning Committee Member
      • Nicholas Lamoureux, MS, PhD(C), Speaker
      • Andrew Minear, MPH, Planning Committee Member
      • Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CHWC, FAPhA, Activity Director and Speaker
      • Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD, Speaker
      • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS, Planning Committee Member
      • Josie Redman, MHA, Speaker
      • Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ, Planning Committee Member
      • Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES, Planning Committee Member

      Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

      • Lawrence (Larry) Fischer, PhD, ABPP, Speaker, is a consultant for Ascensia Diabetes Care and has received grant or research support from Eli Lilly.
      • Amanda Gymer, Speaker, is an employee of Diabetic Equipment and Supplies.
      • Eric Martin, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC, FSCCT, FSCMR, Speaker, is a member of the speaker bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim and Astra Zeneca.


      The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

      Available Credit

      • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
      • 3.50 AOA Category 2­A
      • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
      • 3.50 CPME
      • 3.50 IBON

      Thank you to the sponsors of the Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit! We greatly value their support, which facilitates the execution of a high-quality meeting experience for all. Sponsors have provided information and resources that can help make you more effective in your practice and improve patient care.

      Visit the virtual exhibit hall to access resources from our sponsors.

      Prizes will be available to registered attendees for engaging with the virtual exhibit hall! Download and complete the virtual exhibit hall questionnaire for a chance to win the following prizes! 

      • One (1) - $30 Amazon Gift Certificate   
      • Two (2) - $25 Amazon Gift Certificates
      • Two (2) - Refunded registration cost for the 2021 Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit 


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