Allison K. Wick, MSN, ARNP-BC, CDE
Family Nurse Practitioner
Diabetes Research Institute
University of Miami
1.2 contact hours
Diabetes is one of the most costly and debilitating diseases worldwide and the acute complications that accompany the condition are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite an increase in public awareness over the last decade, the disease continues to become more prevalent year after year. By 2030, it is estimated that the number of worldwide cases of diabetes will surge to 366 million, due to population growth, aging, urbanization, and an increase in obesity and inactivity.
This program reviews the evidence supporting aggressive treatment directed at decreasing the incidence of diabetes complications. It details the use of insulin therapy as an effective option, which in the past has been underutilized and delayed until years after the disease has progressed. Program Developer/Facilitator
. Target Audience
Nurse practitioners. This program has been approved for 1.2 contact hours of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe the epidemiologic burden of disease in type 2 diabetes.
Discuss the rationale for improving metabolic control.
Identify and discuss options for when and how to initiate insulin therapy.
Review the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.
Allison K. Wick discloses that she is a member of a speakers’ bureau for Aventis and has received an honorarium from Novo Nordisk.
This program has been approved for 1.2 contact hours of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 0502098.
Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.
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