Diabetes and Hypertension

3.25 Credit

Diabetes and Hypertension

Target Audience
This activity is intended for the interprofessional team involved in working with individuals with diabetes. This includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Learning Objective
At the end of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • DISCUSS current evidence-based guidelines for management of hypertension in people with different types of diabetes.
  • LIST patient characteristics that would assist clinicians in identifying appropriate antihypertensive drugs for patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and hypertension.
  • INTERPRET the implications of adverse effects associated with various classes of antihypertensive medications.
  • EMPLOY recommendations from clinical practice guidelines and Standards of Care in the optimal management of individuals with diabetes and hypertension.
  • EDUCATE and GUIDE individuals with diabetes and hypertension in the co-management of both diseases.