Practical Management of Diabetes

Decorative

Program Details

  • Intended Audience:  Pharmacists interested in Diabetes
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-020-H01-P
  • Contact Hours: 6.0 Consultant Recertification/General hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: 
    • Regular Registration: $110.00
    • UF Preceptor/Career Coach: $90.00
    • UF COP Faculty: $80.00
  • UAN Release Date: 07/11/2022
  • UAN Expiration Date: 07/11/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed 365 days from the date of registration.

Summary

Pharmacists have an important role in providing diabetes management. The content of this program will provide the pharmacist with a review of the pathophysiology of diabetes, oral an injectable diabetes medications and therapeutic plan development. Utilizing current guidelines and recommendations, this program will provide the learner with the knowledges and skills necessary to provide routine management of diabetes in outpatient settings.  The key concepts will be addressed though case applications. 

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 6.0 contact hours to meet requirements pursuant to CHAPTER 64B16-26, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code.


Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of type I, type II and gestational diabetes
  • Discuss risk factors associated with diabetes
  • Recognize symptoms of diabetes
  • List Diabetes complications
  • Describe the mechanism of action of diabetes oral medications
  • Review dosing, efficacy, safety and drug interactions
  • Discuss the cardiovascular benefits of diabetes oral medications
  • Describe the mechanism of action of diabetes injectable medications
  • Explain the time to onset, peak and duration of action of medications
  • List common adverse effects and counseling points of injectable medications for management of diabetes
  • Explain common drug interactions of injectable products.
  • List the diagnosis criteria of diabetes
  • Discuss the treatment goals pertaining to patient’s specific conditions
  • Develop pharmacotherapy plan for management of type I diabetes
  • Adjust pharmacotherapy plan based on patient’s responses
  • Discuss the disease monitoring plan for effectiveness and complications
  • Review non-pharmacological strategies in preventing type II diabetes
  • Develop pharmacotherapy plan for management of type II diabetes
  • Adjust pharmacotherapy plan based on patient’s responses
  • Discuss the disease monitoring plan for effectiveness and complications
  • Apply knowledge and principles taught in this program to patient cases in order to develop and adjust the treatment plans.

Program Overview

Module 1:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of major types of diabetes.
  2. List oral and injectable medications including dosing, efficacy, safety, drug interactions and monitoring.
  3. Develop individualized therapeutic plans for the treatment of diabetes based on patient specific conditions.
  4. Monitor the effectiveness of the therapeutic plan and make necessary adjustments.

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must pass a final assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Two chances to pass the final assessment will be given. If a passing score is not earned by the second attempt, the participant must re-enroll in the course. Upon successful completion of all coursework, participants must complete a course evaluation form.


Course Access

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http://elearning.ufl.edu/

Click the blue “Log in to Continuing Education” button and enter your login credentials. You should then see your course on the Canvas dashboard or by clicking Courses>All Courses.


Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Lihui Yuan
Department: Pharmacodynamics

Lihui Yuan Pharm.D., Ph.D., R.Ph.

Clinical Associate Professor

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.


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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.