Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association 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.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session discusses practical ways to transition diabetes care from the acute care setting to the long term care setting using the principles described in the AMDA CPG, while understanding the new studies and how they change treatment strategies.
Disucss the practical approach to transitioning diabetes care from acute care setting to long term care.
Implement the AMDA guideline and toolkit.
Apply the data learned from the ACCORD ADVANCE and VADT trials to current management guidelines.
Disclosure(s): Meenakshi Patel, MD, CMD - Sanofi Aventis: Speaker; Novo-Nordisk: Advisory Board Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD - Sanofi-Aventis: Speaker Honorarium; Novo Nordisk: Speaker's Bureau (No Honorarium)
References: AMDA diabetes guideline and toolkit Type 2 Diabetes Therapy and Cardiovascular Events: Comparing VADT With Other Trials Duckworth W, Abraira C, Moritz T, et al; for VADT Investigators. Glucose control and vascular complications in veterans with type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(12):129-139. . ACCORD Trial: Intensive Blood Glucose Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes The ACCORD Study Group. N Engl J Med. 2008;358(24):2545-2559. ADVANCE: The ADVANCE Collaborative Group. N Engl J Med. 2008;358(24):2560-2572