Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses food. A genetically determened disorder of metabolisim, it is manifested by insulin deficiency and the inabilty to tolerate carbohydrates.
At the end of course, each participant will be able to:
- Define diabetes mellitus as a genetically determined disorder of metabolism.
- Identify the manifestations of insulin deficiency and the inability to tolerate carbohydrates.
- Identify diabetes mellitus in its completely developed state characterized by fasting hyperglycemia, microangiopathic and arteriosclerotic vascular disease and neuropathy.
- Identify the various types of lesions that may lead to insulin insufficiency.
- Discuss and identify insulin as a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
- Identify and discuss Type I, Type 2, and Gestational diabetes and their respective goals.
- Identify the factors that increase the risk of diabetes.
- Identify the factors in the development of DKA and its treatment.
- Discuss the pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Identify the pathophysiology of hypersosmolar coma and its treatment
- Identify and discuss hypoglycemia.
- Identify the laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus.
- Identify the different types of insulin and their use.
- Understand blood sugar monitoring and blood sugar fluctuations.
- Identify oral hypoglycemic agents and their use.
- Identify the diabetic diet as a well-balanced meal plan tailored to the individual needs, tastes, activity level and life-style.
- Understanding the variety of complications associated with diabetes mellitus and their treatment.
15.00 Contact Hours ; Price: US$ 59.00
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