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Pharmacologic Treatment of Diabetes

presented by Barbara Gladson

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Financial: Barbara Gladson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


 Non-Financial: Barbara Gladson has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course reviews the pathophysiology and drug treatment for Type 1 Diabetes. The synthesis and release of insulin as well as its stimulus for release is discussed. Students will review exogenous insulin treatment and learn how patients match the amount of insulin injected with food intake and activity.

Meet Your Instructor

Barbara Gladson, PT, OT, PhD

Dr. Gladson has earned a BS from the University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Therapy, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Health Professions, and the Director of the Rutgers…

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1. Overview of Diabetes

In chapter one, Barbara Gladson will describe the signs and symptoms of Diabetes and explain the diagnostic categories of Diabetes. She will also review the effects of and interpret blood glucose values as well as describe glucose monitoring devices.

2. Insulin

Chapter two will cover the physiologic control of insulin and the triggers for release. Barbara Gladson will describe the insulin molecule and compare and contrast the different insulin regimens. She will also explain the mode of administration for insulin and the signs of hypoglycemia and institute emergency treatment when it is indicated.

3. Insulin and Exercise

In the final chapter Barbara Gladson will review the effects of exercise on glucose and insulin levels and go over the guidelines for exercising a patient with Diabetes. She will show you how to interpret the literature to determine how insulin doses should be modified with changes in exercise mode. The chapter concludes with a question and answer session with PT Holly Tanner.

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