Management of Diabetes in the Elderly Patient

This course provides learners with best practices for management of diabetes in the elderly population by leveraging oral agents to maintain glycemic control in this patient population.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Dietitians and other interested healthcare practitioners. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of determining glycemic goals due to the catastrophic consequences in the elderly population.
  • Appropriately select and use oral agents in the treatment of elderly patients with diabetes.
  • Determine when and how to start insulin therapy in elderly populations with diabetes.
Additional information
  • Bansal, N., Dhaliwal, R., & Weinstock, R. S. (2015). Management of diabetes in the elderly. Medical Clinics, 99(2), 351-377.
  • Management of diabetes in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities: a position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes care, 39(2), 308-318.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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Guillermo Umpierrez, M.D., CDE
Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Guillermo Umpierrez, M.D., has indicated that he is editor-in-chief of BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care; receives grant/research support for his research at Emory University from Merck, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca and Insulcloud; and is an advisory board member of Sanofi and Merck.

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

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
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 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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