Diabetes Update 2016 Course Information
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.
The learner will be able to:
- Formulate holistic treatment plans that integrate lifestyle interventions with drug therapy for patients with diabetes or at risk to develop it.
- Compare and contrast diabetes treatment options specific to patients in different age groups, ranging from young children to the elderly.
- Describe the prevalence and management of various co-morbidities in patients with diabetes, including GI disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.
- Review the ACA/AHA guidelines for lipid management.
- Discuss the role health literacy plays in addressing diabetes for clinicians and public health professionals.
- Identify how obesity impacts the treatment and risk for patients with diabetes.
- Discuss strategies to employ using the latest recommendations for the clinical management of obesity.
- Demonstrate utilization of established standards of care when performing foot exams.
- Integrate the management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring system into the patient’s treatment plan.