Diabetes Management in the Pediatric Patient
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood sugar (blood glucose) that it uses for energy—and insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, everyone can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes—and it means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to help manage it. Regardless, you have options—and we're here with the tools, resources, and support you need.
Both will be discussed in this LIVE CE.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify children a risk for diabetes mellitus.
2. List the differences between patient presentation, diagnosis and pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and MODY.
3. Define the goals for glycemic control in the pediatric patient with diabetes.
4. Describe the role of diet and exercise in the management of diabetes mellitus in children.
5. Explain the importance of an interprofessional team to enhance care for patients affected by diabetes mellitus.
Mehnaz Chowdhury, BS, Pharm. D.
PGY1 Resident, Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health
Elaena Quattrocchi, BS, Pharm.D., FASHP, CDCES, BC-ADM
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University
No conflicts of interest exist with these presenters.
ACPE UAN 0042-0000-21-039-L01-P
- 1.50 ACPEThe Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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When: Nov 16, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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