This annual course is designed to help healthcare providers caring for patients with diabetes, including but not limited to, endocrinologists/diabetes specialists, internists, pediatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, medical residents and fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and certified diabetes educators. During the course of this four-day conference, we will emphasize the challenges in day-to-day management of diabetes and practical ways to overcome those hurdles, specifically using new technologies. The discussions will also focus on glucose control, lipids, and CVD; combination treatments for best glucose control; diabetes in special populations (eg: cystic fibrosis and pregnancy); NASH, NAFLD, and diabetes; managing diabetes in the extremes (eg: the very young, teenagers, the elderly, and the underserved youth); and CGM and AP system.
The participants will have an opportunity to participate in an intimate Meet the Peers session (MD’s, RN’s, and educators) as well and ask questions to a patient/provider panel open-discussion. For type 1 diabetes, there will be a plenary on adjunctive therapies. For type 2 diabetes, there will be a plenary on hepatic steatosis. In 2018, we welcome back the FDA to give a Keynote on Saturday morning.