FP Essentials™

Diabetes Update

Edition #408 | May 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #408 Diabetes Update

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  • Describe the best evidence for screening for and prevention of type 2 diabetes.
  • Outline the diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes.
  • Summarize initial testing and treatment of a patient with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.
  • Outline the 5 components of diabetes management in the lending a hand model.
  • Describe goals for blood pressure, cholesterol, and A1c levels based on best evidence for patient-oriented outcomes.
  • Summarize drug treatment for glucose control for patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Discuss potential benefits and adverse effects of combination drugs for glucose control.
  • Describe alternatives to traditional individual office visits for optimizing diabetes care.
  • Summarize team-based care in the provision of diabetes education and other diabetes services.
  • Describe ways to incorporate technology in the care of a panel of patients with diabetes.
  • Summarize options for organizing and billing for group visits for diabetes.

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Approved for 5 AAFP Prescribed credits; 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Credit valid through May 31, 2015.

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