Diabetes Management in Patients with Government Supported Benefits


Program Description / Statement of Need:

This program addresses morbidity and mortality among older diabetic patients as well as Medicare Part D drug benefit for those patients. The final presentation covers topics related to cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death in persons with mental illness and that type 2 diabetes is a contributor to this increased CV risk.


Target Audience:
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, and other health care professionals working for state Medicaid programs who are interested in disease management programs for patients with diabetes, particularly in elderly patients, and those with serious mental illness.

Program Objectives:

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize that greater reductions in morbidity and mortality among older diabetic patients may result from control of all cardiovascular risk factors rather than from tight glycemic control alone.
  2. Describe that even with the Medicare Part D drug benefit, many older adults with diabetes will incur significant out-of-pocket expenses for their medications
  3. Identify the causes of morbidity and mortality in people with serious mental illness
  4. Recognize that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in persons with mental illness and that type 2 diabetes is a contributor to this increased CV risk


Accreditation:


CE for this program has expired. This program was previously acccredited for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU’s) thru Educational Review Systems (ERS). ERS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

You may view the program, but not claim any CME or CE credits.

Release Date: May 15, 2008
Expiration Date: May 15, 2010

Faculty:




Jennifer Tijia, MD, MSCE 
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
University  of Massachusetts Medical School
Ronald Aubert, PhD
Vice-President
Medco
Julie Kreyenbuhl, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of  Psychiatry 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Faculty Disclosures

Viewing Requirements:

PC Windows 2000 or above
Internet Explorer 5.5
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
*Required to view Printable PDF Version
MAC
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

On-line symposium:


    Instructions:
  • Read the learning objectives above
  • View the on-line program. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.

 

Download Tjia Presentation (.pdfs of Slides) - optional

 

Download Aubert Presentation (.pdfs of Slides) - optional

 

Download Kreyenbuhl Presentation (.pdfs of Slides) - optional

 

View the On-line Video / Powerpoint Presentations Note: Accreditation for this program has expired. You may view the program, but no CME or CE credit may be claimed and no certificate will be issued.


 


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