Since the early 1990’s, the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents has been recognized in the United States, and is directly linked to the rise in childhood obesity. In the absence of routine screening, the actual prevalence is currently unknown, but studies show that the incidence is increasing at an alarming rate.

We invite you to learn more and participate in Managing the Rising Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescence. These activities will address the assessment of risk factors for childhood and adolescent type 2 diabetes, and the barriers to successful prevention of this disease.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Radisson Plaza Hotel-Glens Room 1-3
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
The Dearborn Inn-Fairlane Ballroom
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Check-in/Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 AM
Presentation: 9:00-10:00 AM

Intended Audience
These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses who have an interest in the treatment of childhood and adolescent type 2 diabetes.

Learning Objectives
At the end of these educational activities, participants should be able to

  • Review classification, pathophysiology, and diagnostic criteria of diabetes mellitus
  • Recognize the factors associated with an increased risk for childhood and adolescent onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)
  • Understand the link between obesity and T2DM
  • List treatment interventions that are required to implement long-term lifestyle changes that will curb the clinical progression from obesity to T2DM

Colleen Buggs-Saxton, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for these activities.
Please direct questions regarding the activities or your account to OptumHealth Education at

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OptumHealth Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

OptumHealth Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.

The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

For any type of credit not listed above, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization in question.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Sponsored By
These activities are sponsored by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support

Commercial support was received by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.