Bariatric Surgery for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, University of Minnesota
Obesity has been declared a disease by the American Medical Association and is, in itself, a major medical risk that predisposes to other chronic conditions. Obesity paired with type 2 diabetes significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and other comorbidities associated with diabetes. Weight loss surgery is increasingly being used as a tool to manage type 2 diabetes. This session will discuss the question “can diabetes be surgically cured?” Long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus will be presented.
- State comorbidities associated with obesity.
- Discuss the long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Describe how bariatric surgery is being used as a tool to manage type 2 diabetes.
These materials are intended ONLY for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that attended "Bariatric Surgery for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients" held at 2:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 10, 2014. This session was part of the "23rd Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10-12, 2014.
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- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist