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The Diabetes Updates - From Guidelines to Practice

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Recognizing that diabetes is a chronic condition that is experiencing a surge worldwide, PLP worked with an endocrinologist, a nutritionist, an internist, and a family physician to present a four-part webinar series. Over the course of four weeks, participants learned about nutrition and the newer medications available for diabetes (SGLT2 inhibitors and the GLP-1 agonists).

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Family doctors care for many patients with diabetes. As part of our broader diabetes program, PLP Senior Medical Director Dr. Rose Yeung, and Clinical Liaison Nandini Desai planned and delivered a multi-event webinar series on managing diabetes in primary care. The Diabetes Updates – From Guidelines to Practice webinar series included four case-based webinars that were developed and delivered during the spring of 2021. While the first webinar focused on nutrition, the other three addressed newer medications for diabetes, including the perspectives of an endocrinologist, an internist, and a family physician. As these new medications have organ-preserving benefits and can reduce complications, they were examined in the context of diabetes with significant comorbidities like kidney and heart disease. 

 

Nutrition and Diabetes Management – Let’s not sugarcoat it! The webinar focused on the evidence behind various diets that impact blood sugar control and covered the principles of good nutrition for people with diabetes.

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease The webinar reviewed the latest evidence for managing patients who have diabetes and chronic kidney disease, focusing on the benefits and practical considerations of some newer medications (SGLT2 inhibitors), to improve patient outcomes.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease The webinar reviewed the latest evidence for managing patients who have diabetes and cardiovascular disease, focusing on the benefits and practical considerations of some newer medications (GLP-1 and SGLT2 inhibitors), to improve patient outcomes.

Deprescribing Insulin – Can this be done? The webinar reviewed current prescribing patterns of insulin using provincial aggregate data and provided information on why and when insulin prescribing is appropriate as well as key considerations in de-prescribing insulin

 

Participants were pleased with the practical nature of this webinar series and committed to immediate change within their practices, including asking patients about “the what, how, when, how”, and “[to] recheck eGFR 1 month after starting SGLT2i”. PLP’s work in the area of diabetes is ongoing, and another webinar series will be coming in fall 2022.

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PLP has also offered other webinars on the topic of diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes Remission: How to make this a healthier reality

Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

To download the recordings of these webinars, click the button below.