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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

SAIM506-0709: Treating the Diabetic Cat and Dog
Enrollment for this course is CLOSED.

INSTRUCTOR:
Ellen Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

DATES:
July 12 - July 19, 2009
Real-time session: Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET (USA)

Practice sessions: Tuesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 9 at 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course library will be available to enrolled participants starting July 7, 2009.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Treating cats and dogs with diabetes can be frustrating. What role do blood glucose curves, urine glucose, fructosamine, oral hypoglycemics and diet play? In this course, you will learn how to approach initial and long term therapy. Dogs and cats differ but both need to be started on insulin as soon as possible after making the diagnosis of diabetes. We'll discuss why insulin therapy is needed to minimize the detrimental effects of glucose toxicity and beta cell exhaustion and how to establish insulin doses. Why are there so many types of insulin? What kind is best for cats? For dogs? Is there a best type?

By participating in this course, you should better understand:

This course will emphasize the team approach to the management of diabetic patients. Thus, we encourage both veterinarians and veterinary technicians from the same practices to enroll. This course is not designed as an introductory course for technicians. VSPN enrollees must be actively involved in the nursing care of diabetic canines and felines.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 2

TUITION:
FREE

This course is open to VIN members and VSPN members only.
Non-members and veterinary students are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Enrollment WILL CLOSE on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 8pm ET (USA) OR as soon as the course capacity is reached. We are looking for a good balance of VIN members and VSPN members so we reserve the right to close enrollment once we reach capacity of either VIN members or VSPN members. Free courses fill up quickly, so enroll now!

As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the real-time session on Sunday, July 12 or will be completing the requirements for a CE certificate. If your interest is solely in the course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be available to the general VIN and VSPN membership directly after the course closes.

*Here is a link to past VIN CE free course transcripts for current VINners: http://www.vin.com/Members/SearchDB/Misc/M05000/M02442.htm

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook: None

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

"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB 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 at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."


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

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