Enrollment is closed.
Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
SAIM402-0616: To Curve or Not to Curve? When is the Question
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.
June 29-July 16, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesday, July 6, 2016; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff
actively interested in the management and treatment of diabetic cats.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
Veterinary staff may enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian.
Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian
in the comment section during the enrollment process.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinarian technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-25440)
Why is diabetes so challenging t manage in some cats? Which insulin and diet should we choose?
What data is there to support these decisions?
Performing and interpreting glucose curves provides the necessary information to determine
best type of insulin as well as dose adjustments in a patient.
However, performing curves isn't appropriate for every client.
The goals of therapy are not the same for different patients and different clients.
Adjunctive approaches to help client's care for their diabetic cat will be discussed.
(Real Time Session July 6, 2016):
To Curve or Not to Curve? When is the question
Margie Scherk DVM DipABVP (feline practice)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- understand how to perform a useful curve
- understand how to interpret a glucose curve
- understand how to use this information for deciding how to adjust therapy
- identify which clients curves are appropriate for
- identify what other treatment and management approaches are appropriate for a particular patient
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982.
In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, Canada practicing there until 2008.
She achieved ABVP Board certification in feline practice in 1995 and published several
clinical trials whilst in practice. She has written numerous book chapters and is
an active international speaker as well as enjoying teaching on-line. She is co-editor
of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Margie has served extensively in the
American Association of Feline Practitioners as well other veterinary organizations.
Her interests include all things feline, but in particular, analgesia, the peculiarities
of the feline digestive system and enabling more positive interactions with cats.
Total CE Credit:
Member $32 ($29 early bird special if enrolled by June 15, 2016)
Non-Member $89 ($80 early bird special if enrolled by June 15, 2016)
All prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on July 6, 2016 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
"This program (22-25440) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a
total of 1.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1.5 CE Credits being available to any individual
veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
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