After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes using appropriate lab tests.
  • Recognize the importance of lifestyle modification in management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Determine appropriate treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Decide how and when to initiate insulin treatment.
  • Use blood glucose data to adjust insulin doses.
  • Appropriately adjust diabetes management for special populations, including the elderly, patients with renal disease, during pregnancy, and in cases of steroid-induced diabetes.
  • Manage diabetic complications.
  • Please note, this does not cover the specifics of diabetes management in children.
Chapter 1

What is diabetes?

Diabetes comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Find out how to differentiate between the various types and detect diabetes in patients who have not yet been diagnosed.
5 Lessons (16m 31s)
Chapter 2

Making the diagnosis

Diabetes can go undiagnosed for a long time. Here, you’ll learn the risk factors for diabetes, who should be screened, which tools to use, and how to make an early diagnosis.
5 Lessons (13m 45s)
Chapter 3

What's your goal?

Goal setting is crucial for good diabetes control. Discover the various tools you can use to assess glycemic control and to ensure that you and your patient are on the same page.
5 Lessons (21m 20s)
Chapter 4

Starting treatment

Type 2 diabetes can be treated with many medications—so where do you start? Find out how each of these medications work, their risks and benefits, and how to choose the right one.
6 Lessons (20m 10s)
Chapter 5

Using oral medications

Every patient with diabetes has a unique set of needs. Learn how to select a medication based on their specific needs and tweak their treatment to achieve optimal glucose control.
5 Lessons (15m 39s)
Chapter 6

Adding insulin

Starting insulin can be intimidating. Here, you’ll learn to recognize when and how to initiate insulin, and know the various insulins (and pumps) to use.
6 Lessons (23m 00s)
Chapter 7

Adjusting insulin

Tweaking insulin can be tricky. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to treat hyperglycemia and avoid hypoglycemia, manage non-compliance, and lower costs for insulin patients.
6 Lessons (21m 45s)
Chapter 8

When things go wrong

Diabetes can come with a host of comorbidities. Find out how to manage problems such as cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, and diabetic neuropathy in patients with diabetes.
5 Lessons (18m 33s)
Chapter 9

Special populations

Manage diabetes in special patient groups. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to adjust management in pregnancy, renal disease, hospitalization cases, and other situations.
7 Lessons (20m 41s)