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Diabetes Update 2016 Course Information

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Target Audience
Healthcare and public health professionals addressing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and/or obesity, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, certified diabetes educators, social workers, health department staff,  epidemiologists and others involved in tracking diabetes and obesity care on a local, regional or national level.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  1. Formulate holistic treatment plans that integrate lifestyle interventions with drug therapy for patients with diabetes or at risk to develop it.
  2. Compare and contrast diabetes treatment options specific to patients in different age groups, ranging from young children to the elderly.
  3. Describe the prevalence and management of various co-morbidities in patients with diabetes, including GI disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.
  4. Review the ACA/AHA guidelines for lipid management.
  5. Discuss the role health literacy plays in addressing diabetes for clinicians and public health professionals.
  6. Identify how obesity impacts the treatment and risk for patients with diabetes.
  7. Discuss strategies to employ using the latest recommendations for the clinical management of obesity.
  8. Demonstrate utilization of established standards of care when performing foot exams.
  9. Integrate the management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring system into the patient’s treatment plan.