Practice Pearls for Improving Outcomes for Women with T2DM
Published on Aug 4, 2015
Faculty: Eileen Egan, DNP, FNP-C, CDE
Diabetes disorders afflict nearly 29 million adult Americans, 49% of whom are women. A growing body of evidence has uncovered important clinical differences between men and women with T2DM, suggesting greater burden of disease for female patients. For example, over the last decade, the risk of cardiovascular disease has declined among male patients with T2DM, whereas little change has been observed among female patients. Women with diabetes have a 44% greater risk of incident coronary heart disease compared with men with diabetes. Compared with their male counterparts, women with diabetes are also at greater risk for stroke, and generally present with lower energy and higher levels of depression or anxiety. Because much of the research on gender differences in T2DM is newly published, diabetes educators, endocrinologists, and other healthcare providers will benefit from case-based education on the practical implications of the emerging evidence, with the goal of improving outcomes among women with T2DM. This Interactive Professor™ program will examine sex differences in T2DM, recommendations on assessing women with T2DM, and evidence-based treatment regimens for female patients.
View this program in its entirety at AADE2015 in New Orleans, on August 4-6, 2015. Additional resources are available here: http://www.exchangecme.com/aade2015
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