Diabetes Complications Part 2


Activity Description

CME Release Date: April 24, 2011
CME Expiration Date: April 24, 2012

Statement of Need

Because the majority of people with diabetes are cared for by their primary care providers, PCPs need a comprehensive review and update on diabetes management to provide optimal care. Advances in Diabetes, an annual CME course, initiated more than century ago by Elliott P. Joslin, MD, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, is the longest-running continuously offered academic course in diabetes in the United States and, likely, the world. The course has evolved with diabetes practice and research as well as the changing continuing education needs of the medical profession.

This Internet enduring material was developed from the following presentations by the faculty on November 11, 2010 at the Advances in Diabetes 2010 course in Boston, MA.

  1. Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Diabetes
    Julien Aroesty, MD
  2. Foot care in people with diabetes: Prevention and early intervention
    John Giurini, DPM
  3. Peripheral vascular disease and the person with diabetes: cutting-edge approaches
    David Campbell, MD


Target Audience

This certified activity was developed for primary care providers with a practice population that includes significant numbers of people with diabetes.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  1. Follow ADA /ACC guidelines for treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
  2. Evaluate and treat the diabetic foot wound.
  3. Diagnose PVD in my patients with diabetes and refer when appropriate to a vascular surgeon.

Faculty and Disclosures

Julian M. Aroesty, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Julian M. Aroesty has no relevant financial relationships

John M. Giurini, DPM
Associate Professor in Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Podiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. John M. Giurini has no relevant financial relationships.

David R. Campbell, MD
Associate Clinic Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Vascular Surgeon
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. David R. Campbell is on the speakers bureau for Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.

Planning Committee:

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director and Senior Vice President
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Martin J. Abrahamson is on the advisory board for Halozyme Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, and receives grant/research support from Pfizer Inc.

Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Executive Director
Professional Education
Joslin Diabetes Center


Dr. Richard S. Beaser, Medical Executive Director, Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center, is a consultant for CeQur Ltd.

Accreditation and Designation of Credit

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants not eligible for CME credit will receive a certificate of completion.

Computer Requirements

To participate in this activity, your computer will need the following hardware and software:

PC Users:
Macintosh Users System OS X:
Credit Instructions
  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of the activity.
  2. Click on the link below to register for the Webcast and view the online video and slides
  3. Complete the online posttest and evaluation.
  4. Physicians who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a CME certificate as a PDF sent to their email address.
  5. All other participants who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a certificate of completion as a PDF sent to their email address.

Questions About This Activity

For questions regarding this activity, including technical support, please contact cme@joslin.harvard.edu.

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