Diabesity: Combating the Growing Challenge


Course Objectives: 

  • Understand the alarming trends related to growing rates of obesity and diabetes - diabesity - among American workers, the heightened risk involved at the convergence of these conditions and their significant impact on workers' compensation
  • Identify best practices for managing claims that involve injured workers with these conditions, from the point of injury to return-to-work
  • Develop a proactive and systemic strategy, rather than reactive processes, to manage claims where diabesity is a factor


Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II Vice President, National Product Leader for Physical Therapy

1 CE Hour Approved for:

  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CDMS and CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, LA, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA 
  • Adjuster CA: WC Post-Designation
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • FL OT
Pending 1 CE Hour for:
  • FL PT
  • Adjuster: KY, MN

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