July 18-21, 2013
This course is designed to help healthcare providers caring for patients with diabetes, including but not limited to, endocrinologists/diabetes specialists, internists, pediatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, medical students, residents, fellows and certified diabetes educators. We will emphasize the challenges of diabetes management issues in children and adults and provide various perspectives of practical ways to overcome those issues in day-to-day life. The discussions will also focus on diabetes and cardiovascular outcome studies and the role of GLP and DPP IV in type 2 diabetes. The participants will have an opportunity to meet their peers (MDs/CDEs) and have case discussions during concurrent sessions. For type 1 diabetes, there will be a special session on glucose variability, exercise and dietary issues. In addition, the deliberations will also include upcoming trends in diabetes treatment and the role of the physicians, insurance issues, public policy and complications. Furthermore, the future of diabetes management with new basal, prandial insulins and possible cure with islet cell transplants will be discussed. Hands-on experience with continuous glucose monitoring and/or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion workshops (half day) will be offered during the four-day conference.
Pharmacists licensed in Colorado may use up to six hours of pharmacy-related CME approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for each license renewal period (Colorado State Board Policy 40.1).
Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
1. Implement ways to reduce the prevalence of diabetes with early detectionand emphasis of lifestyle modification.
2. Treat day-to-day management challenges and how to best individualize treatment.
3. Comprehend resistance and best treatment options especially incretins.
4. Learn hands-on experience to enhance use of new technology in improving diabetes care.
5. Integrate many new continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps into day-to-day management of diabetes and discuss close-loop options.
6. Understand treatment challenges with different ethnic groups and different parts of the world.
7. Identify cardiovascular disease associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and ways to reduce cardiovascular disease.
8. Apply ways to reduce hypoglycemia in type 1 and type 2 diabetes andi mprove health outcomes.
9. Recognize diabetic foot disease and how to detect early lesions and the best ways to manage it.
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