Injectable medications in the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus encompass a broad range of medications with different mechanisms of action, side effects, and contraindications. In addition to a team-based, systematic treatment approach, a basic understanding of the pharmacology of these medications serves as a stepping stone for achieving glycemic control, optimizing patient outcomes, and minimizing harmful side effects. This program provides a basic overview of the glycemic goals, guidelines, and pharmacology of injectable medications for the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Cite the prevalence, screening, classification, and diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus.
2. Identify the glycemic treatment goals for type II diabetes mellitus.
3. Discuss the indication(s), dosing, pharmacology, side effects, and contraindications associated with injectables used in the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.
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