Developments and Advances in Medical Management of Diabetes
Morbidity from diabetes involves both macrovascular (atherosclerosis) and microvascular (retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy) diseases. Interventions can limit organ damage and, therefore, patients with diabetes require initial and ongoing evaluation for diabetes-related complications. Weight management and the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity is a major priority for patients with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This session will analyze why glycemic control is important in the long term to reduce the onset and severity of the complications of type 2 diabetes, as well as to reduce macrovascular risk. It will also discuss the significant metabolic benefit of medications that are used to aid in weight loss in the management of diabetes and review medical management approaches consistent with guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for health maintenance in patients with diabetes.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Review the mechanism of action and therapeutic utility of DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT1 receptor agonists for the treatment of T2DM
- Explain how SGLT2 inhibitors could dramatically improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes and how this new class of drugs may boost overall health by promoting weight loss
- Recognize why glycemic control is important in the long term to reduce the onset and severity of the complications of T2DM, as well as to reduce macrovascular risk
- List drugs that are used to aid weight loss in the management of diabetes, and state the significant metabolic benefits of these medications
- Discuss the increasing focus on a personalized approach in determining the degree of blood sugar control in this patient population
Anne Peters, MD
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Beverly Hills, CA
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Dr Peters discloses the following: Bigfoot Biomedical, Omada Health, Thermalin (Advisory Board/Consultant); Medtronic Foundation (Grant/Research Support).
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
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Drs Abecassis, Kaufman, LeMaistre, Rydland and Silverstein have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships.
Ms Chart and Ms Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in diabetes.
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "25th Annual National Conference" held in Minneapolis, MN on October 5–7, 2016.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers