MCAT ShopTalk 521 - “Diabetes in Athletes: Pathology, Accommodations, and Emergency Care” (1.0 BOC Approved Cat A)

The final MCAT Shoptalk of the season, Tuesday May 21st at 7:30pm, at New Jersey Athletic Club.

Diabetes in Athletes: Pathology, Accommodations, and Emergency Care” (1.0 BOC Approved Cat A)

This workshop will review the pathophysiology of Diabetes, touching upon the difference between type I and type II, including the basics of treatment. Care of athletes with Diabetes involves putting in place safeguards and accommodations like safe blood glucose testing, and action to take based on the clinical symptoms as well as number result. Additionally, we will review what emergency actions to consider, such as response to hypoglycemia with glucagon administration, if needed. Attendees will be trained in the emergency administration of glucagon.

Core Objectives:

  1. Review of the basic pathophysiology of Diabetes & some of the general categories of treatments including both insulin and non-insulin medications
  2. Typical key accommodations that student athletes will have in order to assist in safe participation in sports and extra-curricular activities
  3. Emergency Precautions to consider such as having treatments for hypoglycemia such as glucagon administration


  • Kim Cocozello, NP, APN - certified licensed Nurse Practitioner (RWJBarnabas - RWJUH-New Brunswick - Medical/Surgical Floor - Nurse Practitioner), Certified Head School Nurse (Newell Elementary School - Allentown, NJ)
  • Adam Redlich, M.D. - certified Sports Medicine / Family Medicine (A+ Athlete - Sports Medicine, LLC - Medical Director / Owner), Medical Director Athletic Training Program (RWJBarnabas - RWJUH-Hamilton), Medical Advisory Board (RWJUHH Center for Health and Wellness), Volunteer Faculty (RWJMS - Depts. of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Occupational Medicine)

Register here by May 19

Contact Info: Ryan Stevens, Manager of Athletic Training (

RWJ Rehabilitation Center New Jersey Athletic Club (NJAC)

4152 Quakerbridge Road

NJAC - Upstairs Multi-purpose Room

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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