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Diabetes Management: Pharmacotherapy Options for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Management: Pharmacotherapy Options for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Management: Pharmacotherapy Options for Diabetes Mellitus

Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
on behalf of Western Schools

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Launch date: 13 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Diabetes is a chronic disease state with no known cure. For this reason, diabetes management is intended to prevent complications and improve the patient’s quality of life. If diabetes is left untreated or is poorly managed, the patient’s disease may progress more rapidly or precipitate a hyperglycemic crisis, or the patient may experience treatment-related adverse events, such as hypoglycemia.

As a result of its high prevalence and economic burden, diabetes management is an area of tremendous research. Many new pharmacotherapies have become available in recent years. The variety of options is ideal for patients with diabetes, but this vast array of choices may make treating diabetes daunting for healthcare providers. In addition, new guidelines for the treatment of diabetes are released by the American Diabetes Association yearly and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists every other year. In order to effectively manage patients with diabetes, it is important to stay current with the standard of care for treatment of diabetes and the therapeutic options available. Clinicians need to understand that guidelines are meant as a “guide” to be used along with critical thinking and patient-shared decision making. There are multiple diabetes guidelines available for consultation; this course will consider two such guidelines to review current treatment recommendations for diabetes management and the pharmacotherapies, both new and time-tested, currently available.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Objectives

Identify appropriate treatment goals to help guide pharmacologic therapy choices for a patient with diabetes.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify appropriate treatment goals to help guide pharmacologic therapy choices for a patient with diabetes.
Recognize the time-action profiles and usual uses of insulin formulations.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to recognize the time-action profiles and usual uses of insulin formulations.
Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapies used in the management of diabetes.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to compare and contrast the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapies used in the management of diabetes.
Identify adverse events that patients may experience while using pharmacotherapy for diabetes management and contraindications to therapy.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify adverse events that patients may experience while using pharmacotherapy for diabetes management and contraindications to therapy.
Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP

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Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
on behalf of Western Schools

Dhiren K. Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy – Boston at MCPHS University (formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). He also maintains a clinical practice site with the VA Boston Healthcare System, where he functions as a mid-level provider for a variety of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. He earned his PharmD from MCPHS University and received his postdoctoral residency training at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also board-certified in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM), as an ambulatory care pharmacist (BCACP), and as a diabetes educator (CDE). Dr. Patel is one of the co-authors of the Obesity and Diabetes chapters in Koda-Kimble and Young’s Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, the first clinical pharmacy textbook to be based on patient case histories. This book is now in its 11th edition, has been translated into many languages, and is widely used in the United States and internationally. Dr. Patel has also been published in numerous peerreviewed journals and has delivered numerous presentations and lectures on obesity.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 3.00 Hours

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