Full course description
Managing Diabetes in Older Adults
Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease affecting more than 34 million Americans as of 2018. Over 25% of adults aged 65 and older have diabetes. As the population ages, it is essential that pharmacists understand the physiological age-related changes that can influence diabetes treatment, as well as psychological, functional, and social factors. This continuing education session will explore the various elements involved in constructing a feasible diabetes management plan for an elderly patient.
Program Learning Objectives
- Summarize treatment goals for older adults as recommended by the 2020 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care in Diabetes and the 2019 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Review potentially inappropriate medications for treating diabetes in the older adult as indicated in the 2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers' Criteria
- Examine the medical, psychological, functional, and social geriatric domains involved in determining feasible therapeutic options for diabetes management
- Create an appropriate therapeutic plan for an elderly patient with diabetes
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.
Activity Type: Knowledge
Activity Release Date: 10/12/2020
Activity Expiration Date: 10/12/2023
Contact Hours: 1 Hour Disease State Management/Drug Therapy