This course is designed to help healthcare providers caring for patients with diabetes, including but not limited to, endocrinologists/diabetes specialists, internists, pediatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, medical residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and certified diabetes educators. During the course of this four-day conference, we will emphasize the challenges in day-to-day management of diabetes and practical ways to overcome those hurdles, specifically using new technologies. The discussions will also focus on glucose control, lipids, and CVD; combination treatments for best glucose control; diabetes in special populations (eg: cystic fibrosis and pregnancy); NASH, NAFLD, and diabetes; managing diabetes in the extremes (eg: the very young, teenagers, the elderly, and the underserved youth); and CGM and AP system. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in an intimate Meet the Peers session (MDs, RNs, and educators) as well and ask a patient/provider questions in an open-discussion.
Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
Examine combination therapies (injectables and/or orals) for achieving target glucose control
Interpret CVOTs and question whether all drugs for T2D are the same
Assess new regulatory guidelines for rapid-approval of biosimilar drugs and devices
Evalute new insulins and delivery devices
Recognize hepatic steatosis as the number one cause for liver transplants in the US caused by insulin
resistance and a higher prevalence of T2D