Hyperglycemic Crisis: What’s New, What’s Not and What’s Next?

This course provides a review of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, emphasizing that the severity of the hyperglycemic crisis should guide the choice of therapy. 

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Endocrinologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare practitioners.  

Learning Objectives

  • Apply updated guidelines in the management of patients in a hyperglycemic crisis.
  • Utilize a triage system to determine the best location of care and therapeutic approach for patients during a hyperglycemic crisis.   
  • Discuss methods to address risk factors for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) prior to discharge. 
Additional information

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Dec;94(3):340-51. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Oct 5


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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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Marie E. McDonnell, M.D.
Chief, Diabetes Section, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Harvard Medical School
Director, Diabetes Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Marie E. McDonnell, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Arturo Fridman, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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