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 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 and therapeutic options. The discussions will also focus on causes of obesity in type 2 diabetes, new therapeutic options e.g. bariatric surgery and ways of tackling and managing obesity along with insulin resistance.
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 special session on upcoming Closed-Loop technologies and how to better implement them in everyday care. In addition, the deliberations will also include recent data analysis on Flat Sugar Study and controversial role of SMBG and type 2 diabetes from the ACCORD study and ways to reduce hypoglycemia in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The emerging markers and immunology interventions for treatment of type 1 diabetes will be discussed.