7th Annual Diabetes Management Conference: Individualizing Care and Improving Quality of Life
Friday, November 1, 2013
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Who Should Attend
This course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and diabetes educators.
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 must stay abreast with best practices in the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of costly and devastating complications.
The Seventh Annual Diabetes Management Conference will provide the latest research for the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease and vascular complications. Other topics include insulin titration, inflammation and metabolic syndrome, exercise and diabetes, and the risks and benefits associated with statin therapy. How to use cognitive behavioral therapy will be presented to assist clinicians in helping patients engage more positively in self-care behaviors.
Upon completion of this symposium, the participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and preventative measures for patients with diabetes.
- Describe best practices in foot care to reduce risks of amputation and improve quality of life.
- Identify the link between inflammation, nutrition, and chronic disease
- Describe various insulin initiation and titration protocols for optimal glycemic control.
- Discuss the benefits of exercise and make specific recommendations to patients with diabetes to initiate a safe and sound exercise program.
- Discuss the risks and benefits associated with use of statin therapy with patients who have diabetes.
- Utilize cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to motivate patients in adopting self-care behaviors for diabetes.
Note: Effective January 1, 2013, all participants seeking CPE credit will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID # and date of birth (in MM.DD format) for issuance of CPE Statements of Credit. Full Details
Parkland Health & Hospital System, Department of Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Parkland Health & Hospital System is an approved provider (Provider # 1510) of social work CEU’s per the Texas social work licensing rules. The offering is approved for .7 CEU’s.