Diabetes in Special Populations Pregnancy and Elderly

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    58 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Diabetes mellitus is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in special populations like the elderly and is the leading cause of many micros and macrovascular complications. read more »»

Glycemic goals and the therapies used to achieve them must be individualized for each patient. Each category is based on several factors, one of the more important being coexisting systemic conditions such as renal disease, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. The potential to decrease hemoglobin A1c and the possible long-term benefits of diabetes management must be balanced with safety issues, adverse effects, tolerability, ease of use, long-term adherence, and expense. Learn more about managing diabetes in special populations, precautions to be taken while prescribing medication, and a lot more to upgrade your knowledge to the next level.

Who Should Attend?

  • Family physicians (MBBS, BAMS, BHMS)
  • Graduates

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • To know the basic physiology of pregnancy in relation to glucose tolerance
  • Understand the screening and diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy
  • Get familiar with the treatment of diabetes in pregnancy
  • Understand how to approach diabetes in the elderly with challenged physiology
  • Get familiar with issues in elderly diabetic patients

Instructor

Dr. Vimal Pahuja

Program Supervisor and Head
Diabetes and Obesity Centre of Excellence, Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital.


4/5

Dr. Vimal Pahuja is a consultant physician and metabolic specialist with over 16 years of experience, heading the Diabetes and Obesity Centre of Excellence, Dr. LH Hiranandani Hospital.

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