The Diabetes Dialogue is a series formulated to provide the latest breakthroughs in diabetes research and clinical practice to the medical community. In particular, the meeting will focus on non-pharmacological intervention in the management of obesity and diabetes.While there is no doubt that medication treatment is effective in most patients, it is also clear that it is extremely difficult to achieve the American Diabetes Association Recommended AIC goal of less that 7% in most patients. Alternative approaches are needed to complement the medication treatment of patients with diabetes.
Non-pharmacological intervention with diet and exercise has consistently shown positive results in prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. Furthermore, complementary alternative methods have been recommended for the management of patients with diabetes and obesity. In order to optimize the care of patients with diabetes, providers and their teams need the latest scientific data available for this interplay and interaction between diabetes and other disease states. The growth of diabetes has had a significant impact on community health and the costs of healthcare associated with the management of diabetes.
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
2012 Diabetes Dialogue :
The theme of the 2012 Diabetes Dialogue is Prevelance and treatment of diabetes in Special Populations. The learning objectives are: