Experts Discuss Inpatient Management of Diabetes on CME Webcast. In the 100 years since the discovery of insulin by Banting and Best, insulin remains the cornerstone of treatment for diabetes but we now have better formulations of insulin as well as new oral diabetes medications that are improving the lives of diabetics like never before. But when patients with diabetes are admitted to the hospital with medical or surgical conditions, the management of diabetes can become complicated. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you the management strategies that you can use for your inpatients with diabetes to ensure the best outcomes. Let me welcome my guests. Dr. Kathleen Dungan is an endocrinologist and Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University. And Dr. Roger Harty is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, also from the Division of Endocrinology.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: describe the scope of hyperglycemia in the hospital and rationale for glucose control; illustrate management strategies based upon illness severity and other clinical characteristics; describe methods for determining inpatient insulin dosing; and provide an overview of discharge considerations for patients with diabetes in the inpatient setting.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Critical illness and diabetes control
- Risks of hypoglycemia
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