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Diabetes Treatment And Motivational Interviewing - Diabetes Series: Part 3

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Current research has improved the medical knowledge and management of diabetes. Knowledge of the main and less common forms of diabetes mellitus, including associated risk factors, laboratory testing and screening, and diabetic treatment are necessary for clinicians to develop a comprehensive and thoughtful plan of patient care. The basics of insulin secretion and metabolism, medical management of insufficient insulin as well as lifestyle and prevention of diabetes are discussed. This is the third of a three part series.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.         Laboratory Testing And Diagnosis Of Diabetes Mellitus

1.   Fasting Plasma Glucose

2.   Casual or Random Plasma Glucose

3.   Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)

4.   Repeat Laboratory Testing

5.   Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose

6.   Urine Glucose Monitoring

III.       Medical Management of Diabetes Mellitus

1.   Diet and Prevention

2.   Exercise

3.   Medication Management

a.   Insulin

b.   Metformin

c.    Other Oral Medication

IV.        Motivational Interviewing

1.   Resistance to Behavioral Change

2.   Establishing a Partnership

3.   Listening to the Patient

4.   Identifying and Resolving Ambivalence

5.   Emphasizing Patient Autonomy

V.          Summary


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