28.42 - Phramacological Management for Diabetes Mellitus
Note: CEUs are not offered for this course.
Dr. Bednarek introduces the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and draws distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 conditions. Her focus then shifts entirely to Type II diabetes mellitus soley because of the prevalence and the beneficial role exercise can have on this subpopulation. Oral and injectable anti-diabetic drug classes used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus are then covered. A nice section on insulin follows. Types, actions, storage and administration, and adverse effects of insulin are specifically discussed. The relationship between insulin and exercise is also covered.
Course Format: Online
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- Understand the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, including the differences between Type 1 and Type 2.
- Identify oral anti-diabetic drug classes used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Identify injectable anti-diabetic drug classes used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Describe the mechanism of action for each drug class used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and its relevance to the pathophysiology of the condition.
- Understand the side effects of drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus as relevant to physical therapy.
- Understand the relationship between insulin and exercise.
Topics and Authors
Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS