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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

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The expanded number of therapies with varying mechanisms of action for type 2 diabetes has resulted in novel combination regimens for patients not achieving goals despite therapy with metformin. Dr. Serge Jabbour will review novel combinations and approaches to intensifying therapy in this interactive case study.

ACHL Diabetes Patient Case Study

Diabetes continues to have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in the United States, and is an ongoing treatment challenge for primary care providers who lack confidence with treatment intensification including newer agents and combination therapies resulting in clinical inertia. Further, approaches to improved adherence and lifestyle modification through shared-decision making continue to evolve with the goal of improving quality of care.

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With an ever-increasing array of oral and injectable treatment options available for management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at all stages of the disease, it is more challenging than ever for clinicians to appropriately select and titrate antihyperglycemic agents. In this case compendium, Vivian Fonseca, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Chief, Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, presents three patient cases at different stages of T2DM in order to illustrate how clinicians can set treatment goals, select therapies, monitor response, and intensify therapy in both the newly diagnosed patient and one with long-standing disease and multiple comorbidities.


This Expert Perspective highlights the salient points of the joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), published in 2012, on the management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.

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This program will review the importance of timing and the benefit and barriers of initiating insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes. Various types of insulin will also be discussed including how to incorporate into clinical practice and how to use different types of insulin to optimize administration. 

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The aim of this program is to review the evidence on aggressive hypertension management while establishing a target blood pressure goal for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Initial Management of Diabetes in Diverse Patient Populations

Primary care clinicians in the Southern United States face unique challenges in preventing and managing patients with T2DM. In this session, esteemed faulty will lend valuable insights into early screening and identification of those with pre-diabetes and T2DM in diverse patient populations, including minorities and the elderly. Earlier diagnosis offers the potential for reducing the risk for the development and progression of diabetes and associated complications.

Individualized Approaches to the Management of the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes

With an ever-expanding array of antihyperglycemic options, pharmacologic management of T2DM can be challenging—but potentially more successful than ever. Learn about evidence-based clinical strategies that employ new classes of both oral and injectable antihyperglycemic agents and how one can individualize therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of the patient. Additional insights will also be provided on how to interpret and use the latest guidelines and treatment algorithms to optimize therapy for your patients.