Diabetes at Diagnosis: Primary Care Patient Case

Duration

30 min

Profession

Physician

Nursing

Student

Specialist

Physician

Nursing

Student

Specialist

# of Credits

0.5

Accreditation

Mainpro+

Expiry Date

2022-11-17

Approximately 29% of Canadians have prediabetes or diabetes. The primary care clinician is crucial in the diagnosis of patients with type 2 diabetes through routine screening and evaluation of patients at risk. All patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes require a comprehensive assessment to help guide the different management strategies to improve glycemic control and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. This module will review some of the key considerations at the diagnosis of patients with type 2 diabetes and the important role of the primary care clinician in optimizing the delivery of care at this crucial stage of diabetes management.


This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Novo Nordisk A/S.

This Self Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credits.

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Peter Lin, MD, CCFP
Rene Wong, MD, Med, PhD, FRCPC
James Kim, MBBCh, PgDip
Maureen Clement, MD, CCFP

Upon successful completion of this continuing education module, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Determine individualized A1C targets for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  2. Initiate appropriate management strategy for a patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  3. Discuss the different components of a comprehensive diabetes assessment at diagnosis
  4. Review the different clinical considerations to reduce the risk of diabetic complications