Webinar: Focus on Diabetes: An Overview for Optometrists: November 2020

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Webinar: Focus on Diabetes: An Overview for Optometrists: November 2020

Target Audience
This activity is intended for optometrists and other eye care professionals.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:

  • Define diabetes and prediabetes and the criteria for their diagnosis.
  • Understand the three pathways to diabetes prevention: lifestyle modification, pharmacological treatment, and bariatric surgery.
  • Identify recommended glycemic target ranges for people with diabetes.
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, and appropriate treatment of hypoglycemia.
  • Appreciate the team approach to diabetes care and the role of eye care professionals on the treatment team.
  • Understand the multiplicity of barriers faced by people with diabetes in their daily lives.