Bariatric Surgery for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients

Chicago, IL US
September 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014
2:30-3:15 p.m.
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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. State comorbidities associated with obesity.
  2. Discuss the long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  3. Describe how bariatric surgery is being used as a tool to manage type 2 diabetes.

 

Target Audience

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. 

The prerequisite to this process is completing the 23rd Annual National Conference Post-Assessment and Evaluation. If there is a Prerequisite section above and the Status field is blank, click on '23rd Annual National Conference' to open the Assessment and Evaluation.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist
Activity opens: 
08/27/2014
Activity expires: 
10/20/2014
Event starts: 
09/10/2014 - 3:30pm
Event ends: 
09/10/2014 - 4:15pm
Rating: 
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Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/27/2014
Activity expires: 
10/20/2014
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