Diabetes Update

Return to all Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Conduct appropriate screenings and develop prevention plans to reduce patient risk of onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
2. Monitor patients who have diabetes for comorbidities and complications; including provisions of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures (when appropriate).
3. Create a long-term disease management plan that includes medication therapy, lifestyle modification, and self-management education inclusive of new pharmacologic guidelines for the management of diabetes and updated recommendations for initiation of insulin therapy.
4. Explain the special considerations of patients living in long-term care facilities, and describe a simplified treatment regimen that avoids the use of sliding scale insulin. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
Parent activity set: 

Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Solo Private Practice, Las Vegas

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
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