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 22 (DI22) Topics Include:   Problematic Foods, Balancing Glycemic Control in Elderly, Weight Regulation, Types of Difficult Patients, Insulin vs Body Weight, and more.  

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Course Topics

Obesity and Behavior: Food Addiction / Plateaus, Weight Regain, and Obesity as a Chronic Disease

Help patients identify problematic foods that increase the risk of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors; Adapt weight-loss interventions to patients? evolving needs to prevent regaining weight; Identify causes of nonresponse to weightloss therapies; Devise strategies to help patients overcome weight-loss plateaus.

Highlights from the Cleveland Clinic?s 24th Annual Diabetes Day

Educate patients with diabetes about the potential effects of the ketogenic diet on glycemic control; Set appropriate targets for blood pressure control in patients with diabetes; Prescribe sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors for reduction of cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes; Help patients identify and manage adverse effects associated with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors.

Diabetes /Gallbladder Disease

Distinguish type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes based on clinical findings; Identify signs of ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes and maturityonset diabetes of the young; Counsel patients with diabetes about continuous glucose monitoring devices; Work up patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic gallstones; Select effective treatment of patients with complications of gallstone disease.

Group B Streptococcus /Treatment of Diabetes and Body Weight

Identify patients who require intrapartum antibiotics for the prevention of invasive GBS disease; Select appropriate antibiotics for patients with penicillin allergy; Stratify risk for GBS disease in neonates based on clinical signs and risk factors; Counsel diabetic patients about medications associated with weight loss or weight gain; Compare different types of insulin and their effects on body weight.

Diabetes and the Elderly / Hypertension / Computerized Glucose Monitors in Primary Care

Balance glycemic control against the risk for adverse effects in aging patients with diabetes; Individualize targets for blood pressure control in patients with diabetes; Identify patients who may benefit from continuous glucose monitoring; Use ambulatory glucose profiles to optimize glycemic targets and treatment regimens.

Understanding and Treating Insulin Resistance / Minimizing Cardiovascular Risk in People with Diabetes

Identify patients who are developing insulin resistance; Recommend lifestyle interventions and therapies that may reduce insulin resistance; Select therapies that reduce the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes; Use a multidisciplinary approach to optimize care of patients with diabetes.

The Biology and Scope of Obesity

Educate patients about the roles of various factors that affect weight regulation; Use combination therapies to increase rates of response in patients with obesity; Recommend lifestyle interventions to improve metabolic function; Help patients align their lifestyles with their goals and values to achieve long-term weight loss.

The Essentials of the Treatment Team/ Population Health and Value-based Care

Explain the benefits of diabetes education to patients; Identify patients who can benefit from referrals to diabetes educators; Apply the principles of total quality management to patient care; Recognize and address determinants of health that shape patients? experience and access to care.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus/The Difficult Patient

Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus; Compare risks of type 2 diabetes mellitus in childhood to those in adulthood; Choose among the treatment options for youth with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Characterize 4 types of difficult patients; Implement effective strategies for dealing with difficult patients and families.

Diabetes Update

Summarize the key findings of the DiRECT trial; Compare the recommendations for management of diabetes issued by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Recognize the risks and benefits of common classes of drugs used to manage type 2 diabetes; Manage a patient with type 2 diabetes who does not achieve adequate control with first-line therapy; Counsel a patient who requests a continuous glucose monitor.


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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