Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Adults- HOME STUDY

The latest in the ever changing world of treating the older adult for Diabetes Mellitus. (Home Study)


Target Audience

All pharmacists

Learning Objectives


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

Describe the complexity of managing older adults with type 2 diabetes beyond glycemic control

List the goals for glycemic control in older patients with type 2 diabetes

List the pharmacologic agents available to treat type 2 diabetes in respect to managing diabetes in older adults

Describe a treatment plan for an older adult with multiple comorbidities in addition to type 2 diabetes

Describe the importance of an interprofessional team to enhance care for older patients affected by diabetes mellitus




Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACPE
    The 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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Elaena Quattrocchi       Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time                 B.S., Pharm.D., St. John's UniversityPharm. D. , St. John’s University

 Dr. Elena Quattrocchi received both her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degree from St. John’s University. She has been an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice at LIU Pharmacy for the past 28 years. Dr.Quattrocchi is a clinical preceptor for Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Staten Island University Hospital. She is a member of the Staten Island University Hospital’s Institutional Review Board, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and both the Women’s Auxillary of Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond County Medical Society. Dr. Quattrocchi is co-investigator of several research studies at Staten Island University Hospital. She has started a Health Care Initiative Program at Saint Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island where she incorporates the pharmacy students into the educational program. Dr.Quattrocchi maintains a clinical service for the Staten Island University Hospital’s Pediatric Department and provides all their inpatient diabetes education to pediatric diabetics. She serves on the Staten Island chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Board. Dr. Quattrocchi has also served on the NYSCHP board as the Director of Educational services for 5 years, ASHP Council on Educational Affairs, NYSCHP Continuing Competency Committee and the NYS Medicaid DUR Board. Dr. Quattrocchi reviews articles for Current Medical Research and Opinion and Clinical Therapeutics, both are peer reviewed journals.

Dr.Quattrocchi is a member of many professional societies: The American Diabetes Association, The American Association of Diabetic Educators, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, NYS Council of Health System Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Pharmaceutical Association. She has received many academic awards and honors such as: The David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, The Founders Award, and a member of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and Cambridge’s Who’s Who. Dr. Quattrocchi is also a Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (F.A.S.H.P.).


Preethi Samuel, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health


Preethi earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, NY in May 2021. She was born and raised in Staten Island, New York and made her way back home to pursue a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Staten Island University Hospital, affiliated with Northwell Health. The most rewarding part of her career is having the ability to build lasting relationships with patients via medication management and counseling on various disease states. She enjoys educating patients with diabetes, heart failure, COPD, and hypertension as well as providing continuity of care from admission to discharge.

She is also passionate about mentoring students and has enjoyed co-precepting during many of her PGY1 experiences. She will be receiving her Teaching Certificate from Long Island University in Spring of 2022. Preethi has also just matched for a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency with The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York and is excited for the opportunity to gain more experiences within the outpatient setting.



Dr.s  Quattrocchi and Samuel have no conflicts of interest with the activity content.

ACPE UAN #  0042-0000-22-007-H01-P

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACPE
    The 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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