6th Annual Diabetes Management Conference
Upgrade Your Clinical Toolbox
Friday, November 2, 2012
Purpose and Content
Diabetes is a major public health problem. Currently, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million have pre-diabetes. It is estimated that the number of Texans with diabetes will quadruple by 2040. Health care providers need to stay abreast with best practices in the treatment of diabetes and prevention of costly and devastating complications.
This conference will provide updates on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, new insulin therapies and delivery devices. A review of oral medications for diabetes, as well as diabetes technologies including self-monitoring of blood glucose, and continuous glucose monitoring will be presented. Clinicians participating in this conference will improve their clinical skills by learning techniques to motivate patients, resulting in improved biochemical outcomes and patient quality of life.
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and diabetes educators.
- Describe current research on the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes
- Utilize effective educational strategies to assist patients who are disabled by diabetic retinopathy to become independent in diabetes self-care, functional in daily living, and improving quality of life
- Describe an effective medical nutrition therapy program for patients with diabetes
- Explain the use of newer devices used in the management of diabetes including glucose monitoring, insulin pens, and pumps
- Describe and compare new and traditional oral and injectable anti-hyperglycemic agents
- Describe at least one way to apply motivational interviewing techniques to empower patients in their efforts to live well and manage their diabetes
Dallas – Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001