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  • Diabetes and Its Complications

    About The Event

    Those of you who provide care for people with (or at risk of) diabetes know that these patients often have a myriad of comorbidities and complications, and that optimizing their care is frequently complex and challenging. It is with these challenges in mind that Harvard Medical School faculty have developed this CME program, Diabetes and Its Complications.

    This program provides comprehensive updates, practice recommendations, and the newest evidence-based strategies for the treatment and care of the person with or at risk for diabetes. You will receive a comprehensive education including practical information to optimize patient care now. We will address the following:

    Diabetes screening

    Pharmacological management of diabetes, including insulin and non-insulin treatments

    The latest advances in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring

    Treating complications and comorbidities, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, peripheral vascular disease, cardiovascular disease, the diabetic foot, kidney disease, liver disease

    Lifestyle interventions

    Care of older patients with diabetes

    Incorporating recent advances into your practice

    Challenging cases

    Education is focused on optimizing patient care and outcomes and improving skills in the following areas:

    Insulin initiation and intensification: which insulins to choose and why

    Understanding the new insulins, glucose monitors, and pumps

    Treating people with type 2 diabetes who are not achieving therapeutic goals

    Office-based assessment and treatment of comorbidities and complications

    Individualizing multifaceted approaches to lifestyle modification and weight management

    Personalizing nutrition plans and exercise prescriptions

    Cardiovascular risk reduction and care

    Optimal management of neuropathies and foot disease

    Managing diabetes in high-risk populations, including pregnant patients and the elderly

    Understanding the evolving concepts and treatments that will soon impact your day-to-day practice

    Communicating with, motivating, and sharing resources with patients

    Recognizing social, racial, sexual, and cultural biases in diabetes care and reviewing strategies for achieving equity and addressing disparities

    Who Should Attend?


    Family Physicians




    Nurse Practitioners

    Physician Assistants


    Diabetes Educators

    Date and Time: On Thu, 02 Nov 2023 08:00 - Sat, 04 Nov 2023 16:00


    Harvard Medical School


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