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SAIM505-1105: Problems in Diabetic Therapy: When Managing Sugar Diabetes Is Not So Sweet

Intervet

Educational sponsor � Intervet

INSTRUCTORS:
Deborah Greco, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ACVIM
J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, DVM, MS, Dipl. ECVIM, Dipl. RCVS, Dipl. ACVIM
Karen Duncan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVT

DATES:
November 30 - December 7, 2005
Real-time session: Wednesday evening, November 30; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This short course will present current information on canine and feline diabetes management using "lecture-with-a-twist" and case study approaches. The program will take advantage of the Unity conferencing system's many features, including moderated classroom, online library, web tour and participant polls during the interactive session ("lecture with a twist") and message boards.

The program is intended to be a practical course in insulin therapy, including types and sources of insulin, choosing the right insulin product for a patient, how to start canine patients on and transition patients to Vetsulin (or other insulin), use and interpretation of blood glucose curves, Somogyi effect, role of clients' perceptions of clinical signs in monitoring therapy, roles of nutrition and exercise, and what to expect when managing diabetic patients with Vetsulin. Key cases to be discussed will include both adequately and poorly regulated patients that will be transitioned from Humulin� L to Vetsulin, starting newly diagnosed patients on Vetsulin, and what to expect from once-daily dosing versus twice-daily dosing. In addition, client education and support tools and home glucose testing will be covered. This course is sponsored by Intervet.

Course Outline:

  1. Incidence/prevalence of diabetes mellitus in U.S. dogs and cats
  2. Goals of insulin therapy for diabetes mellitus
  3. Factors to consider when choosing an insulin for a specific patient
  4. Scenario 1 - Starting a newly diagnosed canine patient with diabetes on Vetsulin
  5. Managing diabetes using blood glucose curves
  6. Scenario 2 - Transitioning an adequately regulated patient from Humulin L to Vetsulin once a day
  7. Scenario 3 - Starting a newly diagnosed feline patient with diabetes on insulin and a low carbohydrate high protein diet
  8. Beyond blood glucose numbers
    • Important initial factors to evaluate when monitoring diabetic patients, with an emphasis on cats
    • Serum fructosamine and glycated hemoglobin concentrations
    • Role of nutrition in managing diabetic patients
  9. Scenario 4 - Switching a poorly regulated patient (Schnauzer with hyperlipidemia) from Humulin L or other human insulin to Vetsulin
  10. Role of nutrition and exercise in managing diabetic dogs
  11. Scenario 5 - Managing a poorly regulated feline patient with insulin resistance
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 1.5

TUITION:
Enrollment for this course is CLOSED. Remember that course enrollment is only needed for those who wanted to earn CE credit for the course. Any veterinarian, enrolled or not, may attend the interactive session on November 30 and receive a transcript for the session. You simply need to go to the main CE page www.vin.com/CE on Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30 pm ET.
(Course tuition sponsored by Intervet )
(*If you are not a VIN member, you can register for one of our "free" courses every six months. If you would like to take multiple free courses, there will be a minimum $49 charge to cover your access to VIN during the additional courses. )

Attendance at the Interactive Session is open to veterinarians and Veterinary students and does not require registration.

Please remember that all VIN members will have access to the transcript and course library materials, so it is not necessary to register if you would just like access to this information.

CE certificates will be given only to those who register before Monday, 8 pm ET (US) on November 28, 2005.

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VIN.com/CE/Catalog.htm

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Not Applicable.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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