Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
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 chronic care disease management plan that includes medical therapy, lifestyle modification, self-management education and psychosocial assessment and care, inclusive of new pharmacologic guidelines for the management of diabetes and updated recommendations for initiation of insulin therapy.
4. Incorporate key elements of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) into long-term management care of patients with diabetes.
5. 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.
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Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP – Associate Professor, Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
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