Continuing Education for Pharmacists

DPP Group Lifestyle Balance Training Workshop                                                 

These sessions are considered Application-based as per Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Activity Type - A

Target Audience:  Pharmacists interested in offering the Diabetes Prevention Program in their pharmacy or other setting.

Learning Objectives
  1. Articulate the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program and the importance of the findings as they relate to clinical practice and disease prevention.
  2. Indicate the scientific rationale for the Group Lifestyle Balance intervention.
  3. Communicate the rationale, results and implications of translating the DPP lifestyle intervention as the practical implications
  4. State the two Group Lifestyle Balance goals and why they are important.
  5. Describe how to teach participants to find and track fat and calories in food.
  6. Recognize the basics of weight loss management through healthy eating.
  7. Identify appropriate activity recommendations for patients taking part in the Group Lifestyle Balance.
  8. Discuss how calorie balance relates to weight loss
  9. Discuss food and activity cues and ways to change them
  10. Identify techniques to assist patients with barriers to making healthy lifestyle changes.
  11. Discuss ways to add interest and variety to the participant's activity plan
  12. Discuss obstacles and problems that may occur for patients trying to achieve and maintain lifestyle balance.
  13. Identify four principles for healthy eating out.
  14. Identify potential problem and helpful social cues for participants in the program
  15. Discuss strategies for helping participants maintain their new lifestyle habits and stay motivated
  16. Describe effective group leadership and techniques to facilitate group participation and success.
  17. Identify strategies for transitioning to the post-core phase of the GLB
  18. Communicate the 4 ways to add more volume in an effort to reduce calories.
  19. Describe mindful eating including negative effects, benefits, and techniques.
  20. Discuss risk factors of heart disease and prevention related to Heart Health.
  21. Describe the thought process necessary for long term maintenance.
  22. Identify ways to cope and mange stress associated with making healthychanges.
  23. Discuss the behavior process necessary for lifestyle weight maintenance.
  24. Describe benefits, techniques, and safety issues related to resistance training.
  25. Discuss the importance of the 4 components of an exercise program.
  26. Identify ways to maintain activity during inclement weather.
  27. Describe use of DPP-GLB materials
  28. Identify and discuss the three DPP-GLB DVD implementation delivery modes
  29. Discuss specific problems and barriers to intervention delivery
  30. Identify possible techniques for improving success in the local setting.
  31. List specific goals for utilization of the Group Lifestyle Balance Program in thelocal community.
  32. Summarize plans for program implementation

Contact information for the PPA:

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
508 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1199
717-234-6151 Ext. 2
Fax: 717-236-1618
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