8th Annual Diabetes Management Conference: Managing Real Life Challenges in Diabetes Care (RP1511B)

Dallas, TX US
November 13, 2015

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in an estimated total cost of $250 billion annually. Currently, an estimated 29.1 million Americans have a diagnosis of diabetes and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes.  It is estimated that the number of Texans with diabetes will quadruple by 2040, with a disproportionately higher percentage in the Dallas County region. This is the Eighth Annual Diabetes Management Conference, providing the latest research in the clinical management of diabetes and associated complications, including sexual dysfunction. Content will also include clinical pearls regarding the place of bariatric surgery, insulin initiation and advancement, glycemic management of the hospitalized patient, practical recommendations for healthy cultural eating on a budget, strategies for patient engagement and treating diabetes in individuals with behavioral health conditions.  

Target Audience

The conference is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and diabetes educators.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, the participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, System Based Practice, Inter-Disciplinary Teams and Quality Improvement) and be able to:

  • Review the various types of gastric bypass procedures, the indications, the metabolic effects of the surgery, as well as the potential complications.
  • Discuss the impact of sexual dysfunction in patients with diabetes and formulate a diagnostic and treatment plan.
  • Review standards of medical care in diabetes, awareness of treatment goals, and strategies to effectively implement timely and quality care.
  • Illustrate the pharmacologic, behavioral and multidisciplinary approaches to insulin initiation and advancement in the ambulatory setting.
  • Discuss glycemic management approaches of the hospitalized patient from multi-disciplinary perspectives.
  • Identify opportunities for enhanced provider-patient relationships.
  • Discuss healthy eating for diabetes with cultural and fiancial considerations.
  • Discuss diabetes treatment strategies for individual with behavioral health conditions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/13/2015 - 7:45am CST
Event ends: 
11/13/2015 - 4:30pm CST
Fellowship Dallas
9330 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
United States

Course Directors:

Kellie Rodriguez, MSN, MBA, CDE
Director, Diabetes Education & Community Engagement
Global Diabetes Program
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX

Ildiko Lingvay, MD, MPH, MSCS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Department of Clinical Sciences
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



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Available Credit

  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance


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