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Foundations of Diabetes Care

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Course Description

Over 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes; it is seen in patients of all ages. This seminar will review the fundamental principles of diabetes management. From a review of the physiology and pathophysiology concepts of the pancreas and diabetes to the three diabetic emergencies, an array of topics will be covered. Both the acute care, as well as the primary care aspects of management will be discussed, including the different classes of medications and management priori-ties. With this knowledge, attendees will be better equipped to manage patients with diabetes.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report an increased knowledge in up-to-date and comprehensive to better meet the needs of patients with diabetes.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Statistics, Impact and History of Diabetes | Anatomy Review | Physiology of Glucose Metabolism
  • Types of Diabetes | Diagnostics Criteria | General Complications of Diabetes
  • Diabetic Emergencies and Management
  • Medication Review
  • Principles of Diabetes Management