Managing Heart-Related Complications in Patients With Diabetes
Mea A. Weinberg, DMD, MSD, RPh
Stuart L. Segelnick, DDS, MS
Clinical Associate Professors
Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry
New York, New York
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Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Segelnick have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this activity.
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Credits: 2.0 hours (0.20 ceu)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
This accredited activity is targeted to pharmacists. Estimated time to complete this activity is 120 minutes.
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
To provide an overview of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus with specific emphasis on the management of these conditions.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Review the different cardiovascular conditions commonly encountered in patients with diabetes.
- Discuss the metabolic syndrome and its importance in controlling diabetes.
- Discuss different methods for controlling diabetes and related heart disease complications.
- Describe the available medications dealing with cardiovascular complications in individuals with diabetes.
*Also applies to pharmacy technicians