Diabetes Type 2 CEU | Wild Iris Medical Education
LEARNING OUTCOME AND OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will demonstrate increased knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for caring for patients with type 2 diabetes. Specific learning objectives include:
Review the underlying causes of types 1 and 2 diabetes.
Describe the incidence, prevalence, costs, and groups at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Discuss prevention strategies for patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Describe the assessment and screening criteria used to diagnose and monitor patients.
Review current recommendations for treating patients with type 2 diabetes.
Describe the components of a long-term plan of care for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Explain the necessary lifestyle modifications for patients.
Discuss the most serious patient complications associated with type 2 diabetes and their effective treatment interventions.
Diabetes mellitusor, simply, diabetesis a chronic illness in which the body is exposed to continual high levels of blood glucose, a condition known as hyperglycemia. In the short term, extreme hyperglycemia can lead to life-threatening dehydration and coma. Over the long term, hyperglycemia damages capillaries and larger blood vessels by thickening their walls and narrowing their inner diameters. This reduces the blood flow to many areas of the body and causes permanent tissue damage, notably to the retinas and the kidneys. Long-term high blood glucose levels also damage nerve endings.
An estimated 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, has diabetes.
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