The Role of Testing in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes
Healthcare News | 2013-11-05
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes. In the U.S. according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 26 million children and adults are living with diabetes, but nearly 7 million Americans (27%) are not aware they have the disease. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential to minimize long term diabetes complications. Learn how laboratory and point-of-care testing play a key role in the diagnosis and management of diabetes patients.1
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
Identify the prevalence, various types of diabetes, and describe the major complications of diabetes.
Understand how to diagnose diabetes.
Understand what tests are used in the management of the disease.
Understand the latest recommendations and how these revisions may impact managing diabetes patients.
This webinar will be available for replay starting the day after the event. All who register for the event can access the webinar replay at any time.
This program has been designated for 1.0 PACE continuing education credit.2
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World Health Organization website [Internet]. [cited 2013 April] Available from: http://www.who.int/en/
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