Managing diabetes in the elderly presents many challenges. This course provides an overview of those challenges and how they can be met. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how the aging process contributes to diabetes as well as how diabetes contributes to the aging process; 2. Explain the difference between glucose intolerance and insulin resistance; 3. Identify the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes and the tests used in its diagnosis; 4. Describe the complications of Type 2 diabetes in the elderly; 5. Describe the methods for managing diabetes in the elderly and how aging affects those methods. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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