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Limited Resource Setting Management of Outpatient Diabetes

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Course Description

An online module discussing the optimal management of type 2 diabetes in a limited-resource setting, including use of drugs, monitoring for complications, and indications for referral when possible.

Original Release: 11/4/2013
Most Recent Update: 8/15/2014
Termination Date: 8/15/2017

NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS: The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 0.5 hours to complete.

COST: COST: $12.00

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine appropriate treatment regimens according to the Global Guideline for Type 2 diabetes management
  2. Screen patients with diabetes for common complications of their disease in order to determine management strategies
  3. Screen their clinic patients for diabetes when indicated
  4. Know indications for referral of patients, when this is available
  5. Counsel patients about lifestyle choices affecting their diabetes

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:

Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the case presentation. You must answer a question correctly in order to continue through the course. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will be prompted to try again.

In order to earn credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity before the termination date (see above). Non-physicians may register for the course but are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Instead, non-physicians will earn a certificate of participation after successfully completing the course before its termination date.

COMBINATION OF MEDIA USED:

This internet enduring material is a case-based, interactive presentation comprised mainly of text, interactive questions, and images. A variety of media, including video clips, audio clips, and Flash animation, may be presented. Links to any necessary plugins are provided when necessary, but no plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.

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Faculty
JAMES HUDSPETH, MD
Course Director
Dr Hudspeth has been active in global health since his medical school training at Washington University School of Medicine, both locally and nationally with organizations such as AMSA and PHR. He performed a Fogarty Fellowship during medical school in South Africa researching HIV/TB coinfections, and subsequently did clinical rotations in South Africa and Rwanda during his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Since 2011 he has been a hospitalist at Boston Medical Center, with an interest in medical education (both in the US and abroad) and global health, serving as the coordinator for global health for the BMC internal medicine residency. He is also a founding member, a board member, and the chair of curriculum development for the NGO Physicians for Haiti, which works on improving access for medical education for Haitian clinicians.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



ZADOK SACKS, MD
Course Co-Director
Dr. Sacks currently practices hospitalist medicine at Faulkner and Brigham and Women's Hospitals and serves as Co-Chair and Founding Director of Physicians for Haiti. He is a graduate of the Harvard Brigham and Women's/Boston Children's Hospital Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, and served as Chief Resident for the program in his final year of residency, during which he was awarded a Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award by the graduating class of students.

During his residency, he also co-founded Physicians for Haiti, an organization dedicated to providing Haitian health care professionals with medical educational and leadership training opportunities

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



ANAND VAIDYA, MD
Course Contributor
Dr. Vaidya is an Endocrinologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he completed his internal medicine and fellowship training. He is dedicated to the education of trainees in the clinical arena as well as developing novel formats to deliver medical education. He has also previously practiced limited resource medicine in South Africa. He is currently the Co-Director of the e-Learning Initiative at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he produces and authors The Interactive Medical Case Series for the New England Journal of Medicine. This series is dedicated to delivering medical education to a broad worldwide audience. He is a Section Editor for the journal Current Opinions in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity, and an Associate Editor for the journal Metabolism. Dr. Vaidya also conducts patient-oriented research focused on adrenal disorders and cardiovascular disease

DISCLOSURE:
Is a Medical Advisory Board Member for Corcept Therapeutics



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Reviewers
RAJESH GARG, MD
Reviewer
Dr. Rajesh Garg, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Garg went to medical school in India and trained in endocrinology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and at the State University of New York at buffalo. He is currently a consultant for inpatient and outpatient diabetes and conducts diabetes research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Garg recently demonstrated the association between aldosterone production and insulin resistance. His current research work involves salt intake, aldosterone production, insulin resistance, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Garg completed several quality improvement projects to improve management of patients with diabetes. He has authored or co-authored about 80 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Garg is a popular teacher among residents and fellows. He is a member of many local and national professional organizations and is well recognized in the field of diabetes.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



MARGO HUDSON, MD
Reviewer
Dr Hudson is currently the director of the Diabetes Management Service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to coming to the BWH 8 years ago, she had been a PCP for patients with diabetes in a private practice in the Boston area for 18 years. For the past 3 years she has been involved with Partners in Health efforts in New Mexico, addressing needs of the Native American population there with both inpatient and outpatient diabetes programs focusing on limited resources in pharmaceutical budgets as well as significant challenges with basic community infrastructure such as electrical, water, and road accessibility.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



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Course Planners
SANJIV CHOPRA, MD
Planner
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the the James Tullis Firm Chief in the Department of Medicine and a Senior Consultant in Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Education at HMS for 12 years. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. For a complete bio, click here.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



ANDI LONG, EdM
Planner
Andi Long directs the Department of Continuing Education’s Distance Learning group, which offers a variety of online continuing medical education programs to health care professionals around the world. Andi develops strategies for new pilot programs and systematically rolls out new distance learning initiatives and has a leadership role in IT planning and other online processes for HMS DCE. She oversees the day-to-day operations of each distance learning activity and ensures ACCME compliance across all enduring programs. She has had the privilege of working with hundreds of Harvard Medical School Faculty members to develop high-quality, engaging online programs that physicians in more than 170 countries have taken part in. Andi earned her Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in English. Her professional interests focus on teaching and learning with new technologies and online course development.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



SUSAN O'BRIEN
Planner
Susan O’Brien is an CME Consultant and CME reviewer for HMS DCE. Her role is to review CME proposals for compliance with regulatory requirements.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



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Accreditation

NUMBER OF CREDITS: 0.5 

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 0.5 hours to complete.

Within 2 weeks of completing the course, you will receive your certificate via email.

Click the image to view a sample of the certificate


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General Information

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Computers
Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.


Internet Connection
Your computer should be configured to access the Internet. A high speed internet connection may be required to view some of the large multimedia files.

Browsers
Firefox or Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher are recommended. JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.

Plugins
Some of the multimedia resources in this course require Apple Quicktime, RealMedia, or a Flash player. You will be prompted to download the appropriate plugin when necessary. No plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.


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