2020 Diabetes Update

2020 Diabetes Update

Fri, Oct 9  •  8am - 4:30pm (CDT)

This symposium will be delivered via Zoom Conference

The 2020 Diabetes Update will be an update on diabetes management with emphasis on hypoglycemia, treatment options and strategies for patients with complications, interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring systems, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, treatment of patients with COVID-19, medical nutrition therapy interventions, and the medical challenges that diabetes patients face.


Target Audience

This symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others who care for diabetes patients.

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Explain strategies to prevent hypoglycemia
  2. State effect of hypoglycemia on length of hospital stay, increase in cost of hospitalizations, poor outcomes and increased morbidity of patients with diabetes
  3. Recognize which diabetes medications are optimal for individual patients
  4. Discuss optimal insulin and injectable treatment options for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients
  5. Describe how to reduce cardiovascular risk for diabetes patients through optimal management of hypertension and dyslipidemia
  6. Report how to interpret and use data from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and implement into pattern management within telehealth practice
  7. Recall tips and tricks in ordering and obtaining CGM systems and supplies
  8. Discuss inflammatory response and significant insulin resistance associated with COVID-19
  9. Identify American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines in medical nutrition management interventions for patients with diabetes
  10. Develop a diabetes therapy plan based on specific comorbidities and complications

Continuing Education Credits


The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


7.50 Contact Hours Awarded
Nebraska Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest MSD Provider Approval Number: NE1022-5

You must be able to attend the entire presentation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be provided.


This activity has been approved for 7.5 CPE hours by the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


This program is approved for 5.5 Nebraska Medical Nutrition Therapy Continuing Education hours.


This symposium is sponsored by the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine — Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism; Nebraska Medicine — Diabetes Center and Employee Learning & Development through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.