Diabetes by the Numbers: A Comprehensive Guide to Treating Diabetic Patients
Date & Time
Thursday, July 22, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jamie Collins
  • Attendees will review the various types and causes of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Introduce latest statistics of diabetes nationally and worldwide
  • Review of common medications used to treat diabetes and related conditions
  • Introduce alternative glucose monitoring systems in diabetes care that your patients may be using
  • Discuss link of periodontal disease and diabetes control
  • Attendees will get an introduction to CDT codes for HbA1c and point of service in-office testing
  • Discuss oral systemic links and associated risks 
  • Discuss implementing oral care routines for diabetic patients that may be instrumental for improved homecare

Thirty -three million Americans are afflicted by Diabetes, with  an estimated 7.2 million cases undiagnosed the disease continues to plaque society.  With the increasing diabetes epidemic, it is estimated that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diabetic in their lifetime. Diabetic patients are 2-3 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-diabetics, and deal with common co-diagnosis often also autoimmune.  With 80% of diabetics residing in the middle and lower class American society dental clinicians have the ability to make a difference in the life of these individuals through education and screening.  In 2018 new CDT codes were implemented to aid dental care workers to identify and help manage the oral systemic link of diabetes.  As a diabetic herself the speaker will share the journey from both the point of a dental care provider and as a diabetic patient. This course will help identify the types, causes, co-diagnosis, treatments and patient education and motivation tactics to provide the best possible patient care.

Location Name
Sagamore 2
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