PONDER: Getting off to a good start: initial care of any patient with diabetes.
Describe how to foster an attitude of empowerment and realistic expectations in a patient or family of a child with newly diagnosed diabetes
List 4 essential clinical tasks to accomplish with a newly diagnosed diabetes patient
Identify four common health care provider behaviors that discourage patient adherence with diabetes self-care
SCHREINER: Injectable medications: What’s new? What’s old?
Explore the non-insulin injectables to treat diabetes.
Review new insulin products and delivery systems.
Discuss the clinical aspects and patient education implications of using selected injectables
SOLOWIEJCZYK: The primary care approach to help patients and families better cope with a diagnosis of diabetes (of any type)
Identification of life context issues, psychosocial issues & impact on coping and management at time of diagnosis.
What is ‘patient empowerment’ and how does it work in the relationship between the diabetes clinician and the patient with diabetes?
Discuss the clinician’s role in identifying potential barriers/difficulties for effective patient coping & management AND working with patient and family to identify and implement coping strategies.
SCHREINER: The Ominous Octet as the type 2 diabetes "Rosetta Stone"
Outline the eight defects contributing to type 2 diabetes.
Consider the clinical tools for differentiating the ominous octet.
Discuss strategies to treat the eight physiologic challenges of type 2 diabetes.
SOLOWIEJCZYK: What primary care clinicians can learn from ‘motivational interviewing’ to help persons with diabetes improve their self-care.
Identify 2 ways in which ‘motivational interviewing’ differs from traditional methods of counseling or therapy.
Implementing a patient empowerment strategy based on MI principles
Define “rolling with resistance”.
SCHREINER: What’s new in the pharmaceutical pipeline for treating type 2 diabetes
Discuss the road from idea to FDA approval for new drugs.
Describe the latest drug therapies under FDA review to treat diabetes.
Review recent FDA warnings and cautions for currently approved diabetes drugs.
SOLOWIEJCZYK: Recognizing and managing depression and burnout in persons with diabetes
Differentiate major depression from ‘diabetes burnout’
Identify 2 treatment modalities that have proven to be helpful in treating depression in persons with diabetes.
List 2 physical symptoms and 2 mental symptoms of clinical depression.
PONDER: Are insulin pumps a panacea for poor metabolic control in diabetes?
Discuss the indications and contraindications for use of the insulin pump
Describe the common features of modern insulin pumps and how they can improve glycemic control if properly applied
Discuss reasons for poor outcomes with insulin pumps and methods to avoid them
SOLOWIEJCZYK: Family Dynamics & the impact on Metabolic control and management behavior
Describe Parameters of Assessment for Family Functioning in families with a member with diabetes T1 T2, Adults & Children.
Identify 2 primary examples of ‘dysfunctional parenting and couples/family coping that contribute to mismanagement & ineffective coping in both children and adults.
Describe the Family Approach to Diabetes Management 3 principles of Effective Parenting/Principles of Couples Functioning - impact on metabolic control and using the Family Approach to Diabetes management to develop and implement effective clinical strategies to improve clinical outcomes.
SCHREINER: Delivering diabetes self-management education in the era of self-care
Discuss how to deliver diabetes education services for patients in a primary care practice.
Use the chronic care model as a tool for building a diabetes team.
Describe the role of social media and the internet in supporting diabetes care behaviors.
PONDER: Sugar Surfing 1: The role of dynamic diabetes management strategies in diabetes
Discuss the indication for use of real-time continuous glucose monitoring
Compare and contrast static versus dynamic diabetes self-care tactics
List 5 false idols of diabetes self-care
Describe why dynamic diabetes management is the future of optimal diabetes outcomes
PONDER: Sugar Surfing 2: Basic moves and benefits
Describe common type 1 diabetes scenarios which benefit from dynamic diabetes management
List the commonly used therapeutic maneuvers in Sugar Surfing
List 3 secondary benefits to long term use of a continuous glucose monitoring device
PONDER: Common diabetes dilemmas
Discuss frequently seen diabetes dilemmas and their approach to management
Discuss the concept of carbohydrate counting and its role in diabetes self-management
Describe the clinical approach to the patient with a double-digit hemoglobin A1C
SCHREINER/SOLOWIEJCZYK: From stem cells to the artificial pancreas: Hot topics in Diabetes Research 2016
Describe the path to a biological cure for diabetes.
Discuss current clinical research strategies to augment beta cell activity or prevent their loss
Discuss the current status of the artificial pancreas
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