Diabetes Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Emergency Physicians, Pediatricians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 21 (DI21) Topics Include:   , and more. 

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Course Topics

Challenges in the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes: Exercise, Nutrition, and Patient-Provider Communication

Counsel patients on the benefits of incorporating short bursts of physical activity into their daily routines; Optimize communication with patients from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; Formulate effective, culturally sensitive care plans for patients who are affected by health care disparities; Educate patients about healthy eating patterns and their impact on cardiometabolic health.

Weight Management and Weight Loss in Diabetes: Lifestyle Intervention and Pharmacologic Options

Develop individualized dietary plans that lead to sustainable weight loss; Educate patients on balancing macronutrients and micronutrients in their diets; Identify patients with obesity who can benefit from the addition of medications to lifestyle interventions; Counsel patients about the benefits and adverse effects of antiobesity medications.

A Postgraduate Course Workshop on New Medications: Which to Use and When?

Develop strategies for the management of diabetes in patients at risk for cardiovascular events; Help patients recognize and manage adverse effects of antidiabetic agents; Provide training on the use and administration of injectable medications; Identify patients who may benefit from fixed-dose combination drugs.


Diabetes Apps/Hypoglycemia

Educate patients about the role of apps in the management of diabetes; Help patients select apps that meet their needs and are adapted to their levels of health literacy; Identify patients with diabetes who are at high risk for hypoglycemic events; Implement effective strategies to mitigate the risk for hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes.

Diabetes, Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, and the Role of the Pharmacist/Update on Gestational Diabetes

Assess risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes; Optimize pharmacologic treatment to address cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with diabetes; Screen pregnant patients for gestational diabetes; Educate patients with gestational diabetes about the risks and benefits of glyburide, metformin, and insulin therapy.

Obesity and Primary Care

Use interpersonal skills to motivate patients in their weight-loss efforts; Initiate pharmacotherapy in patients with obesity who do not respond to lifestyle interventions; Counsel patients about the benefits and adverse effects of weight-loss agents; Help patients develop sustainable dietary habits that lead to weight loss.

Highlights from "Turning the Tide on Diabetes," 2019

Set individual glycemic goals based on patient characteristics; Personalize glucose-lowering therapies for patients with diabetes; Detect dysglycemia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome; Recommend dietary plans that help patients achieve glycemic control.

The Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Care / Burnout Among Health Professionals

Assess the impact of psychosocial issues on patients' ability to manage their diabetes; Reduce diabetes-related distress in patients by discussing their barriers to self-care; Identify the major drivers of physician burnout; Work with leaders and staff of health care organizations to address burnout in the workplace.

Complications of Type 2 Diabetes: Liver Disease/Kidney Disease

Screen patients with diabetes for fatty liver disease; Recommend lifestyle interventions and pharmacologic therapies that can reverse fatty liver disease and prevent progression to cirrhosis; Prescribe antihypertensive agents with renal benefits to manage diabetic nephropathy; Slow the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes by controlling blood pressure as well as levels of glucose and lipids.

Bariatric Surgery: Preoperative Assessments / Postoperative Nutrition

Use fitness assessments to stratify patients for risk of developing cardiometabolic disease; Develop individualized treatment plans for patients who undergo bariatric surgery that are based on their levels of fitness; Provide guidance on healthy dietary habits after weight-loss surgery; Recommend supplements to correct nutritional deficiencies in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obesity, and Nutrition 

If you have taken the current Diabetes CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.



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