Diabetes Care Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s conference! Check back for updates for our Diabetes Conference in March 2020.

Here are a few takeaways from some of the attendees:

  • “I have a better understanding of the evidence that supports changing medications for diabetes mellitus to have a more comprehensive prevention/treatment for all diabetes mellitus patients”

  • “As a dietitian, I have a greater comprehension on anti-hyperglycemia agents and their uses, additional info on cultural differences, and how to educate patients while they are fasting”

  • “I plan to make better referrals, especially to ophthalmologists”


About Our Conference

More than 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 84 million Americans have prediabetes. There are 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year and approximately one-quarter of the cases of diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Every five minutes, two people die of diabetes-related causes and 14 adults are newly diagnosed.

 

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify current Clinical Practice Recommendations for care of people with diabetes.
  • Assess the non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for managing diabetes and pre-diabetes to individualize care.
  • Apply clinical decision-making tools to achieve treatment goals for diabetes and co-morbidities.
  • Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care.
     

Target Audience

  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dietitians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Other health care professionals who manage patients with diabetes

  

Contact Us

For more information, email CME@piedmont.org or call 706-475-7525. Sign up for our email to receive updates.