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Faculty

Elka Jacobson-Dickman, MD

Lynne Levitsky, MD

Irene Sills, MD

Accredited by

American Academy of Pediatrics

Course Description

This course presents information about the pathophysiology of diabetes, the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and methods to evaluate and treat type 2 diabetes and related comorbidities. This course also provides tips you can share to help patients and families set nutrition and physical activity goals to manage type 2 diabetes.


The goal of this course is to increase your comfort in assessing and managing a child with type 2 diabetes to help reduce the risk of complications.


After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes using the findings from clinical history, physical examination, and laboratory testing.
- Identify the risk factors and comorbidities associated with type 2 diabetes.
- Identify the screening tests used to diagnose diabetes.
- Outline an education, treatment, and follow-up plan for children with type 2 diabetes.
- Evaluate the use of metformin, including dose titration, dose adjustments, and possible side effects.
- Outline therapeutic goals for glucose, lipids, and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2018-Apr-19
Expiration Date:2021-Apr-18
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$24-$29

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