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Event Profile

Best Diabetes Care for the Frail and Elderly

October 24 — November 7, 2020

Location: Hawaii Coordinating Body


October 24, 2020
Day #1
9:00 – 10:00
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Non-Ketotic Syndrome (HHS) – Alan Parsa, MD • Pathophysiological changes • Signs and symptoms • Principles of management
10:00 – 11:15
Overview – Aging Population and Diabetes – Beverly Thomassian, RN • How aging effects on glucose homeostasis, brain and body function. • Assessment Strategies for older adults • Medical, psychological, self-management and social domains • Screening tools to evaluate cognition, depression, ACE and distress

October 31, 2020
Day #2
9:00 to 11:15
Treatment Goals, Type 2 Medications and Safety Concerns for Older Adults - Beverly Thomassian, RN • Goal determination based on risk, cognition, functionality • Diabetes Medications – Finding the Best Match • Maximizing independence while keeping safety in mind

November 7,2020
Day #3
9:00 to 11:15 Pharmacologic Approaches to Manage Diabetes and Co-Conditions and Lifestyle Recommendations for the Older Adult- Beverly Thomassian, RN • Insulin Therapy and Pattern Management • Blood pressure, lipids and neuropathy • Activities designed with the older adult in mind • Approaches to healthy eating • Action Pack for Happiness - Putting it all together

Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM As president of Diabetes Education Services, Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, promotes excellence in diabetes care through education, coaching and advocacy. Her clinical practice includes consultation and case management of older adults living with diabetes. Beverly is a Diabetes Nurse Specialist and is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) and a visiting professor at California State University, Chico (CSU Chico). Alan Parsa, MD, FACE Medical Director, The Queen’s Medical Center, West Oahu, Diabetes Management and Education Center

Webinars will cover the following topics: Overview of the aging population and diabetes; Treatment goals, Type 2 diabetes medications and safety concerns for older adults; Medication and lifestyle recommendations for the older adult; and Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic non-ketotic syndrome (HHS).

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