The Sweet & Low: A Diabetes Update for Rural Health Providers (On-Demand)

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The Sweet & Low: A Diabetes Update for Rural Health Providers (On-Demand)

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The Sweet & Low: A Diabetes Update for Rural Health Providers On-Demand

Recorded October 30, 2020

Chinwe E. Ukaonu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University

Phoebe Family Medicine Residency Program Faculty

Sharmon P. Osae, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Southwest Georgia Clinical Campus

University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy

Target Audience:

Georgia Farmworker Health Program Staff, Primary Care Providers, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, & Healthcare Professional Students


At the end of presentation, the participant will be able to

1. Review the epidemiologic burden of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the nation and within the State of Georgia.

2. List risk factors for diabetes and recognize the importance of documenting the patient’s ethnicity, family history, and history of Gestational Diabetes in the patient’s medical record.

3. List common presenting signs and symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.

4. List the four testing methods recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diagnosing Diabetes.

5. Review the ADA’s evidence-based recommendations for medical care and treatment of type 2 diabetes using the 2020 Standards.

6. Discuss ways to enhance patient adherence and understanding of the Diabetes care plan using patient education materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

7. List and discuss an evidence-based stepwise approach to pharmacologic treatment of the patient with Type 2 Diabetes.

Continuing Medical Education:

Physicians: Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Mercer University School of Medicine and Southwest Georgia AHEC. The Mercer University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: Credit

The Mercer University School of Medicine designates this internet based educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Submission of registration information, attendance and completed evaluation/successful post-test required for CME certificates.

Continuing Education:

Nurses: The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) as an approved provider for nursing continuing education (CE). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour towards the continuing education competency requirement for Georgia nursing licensure renewal. No partial credit offered. Activity #2020-06a.

Submission of registration information, attendance and completed evaluation/successful post-test (70% or better) required for Nursing and CME continuing education certificates.

Planning Committee:

Doug Patten, MD - Activity Director

SOWEGA-AHEC Board Member

Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Associate Dean, Southwest Clinical Campus

D. Michelle Huskey, MS, RRT-NPS - Activity Coordinator

SOWEGA-AHEC, Continuing Education & Distance Learning Coordinator

Sandra Daniel, PhD, RN

SOWEGA-AHEC Board Member

Georgia Southwestern University, Dean, School of Nursing

Erin Lepp, PA-C, MMSc

Mercer University, College of Health Professions, Physician Assistant Program, Clinical Associate Professor


All planners & speakers disclosed no potential conflicts of interest at this time.


Commercial Support:

This educational activity has not received any commercial support.

Technology Requirements:

(1) Personal computer running either Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM (with speakers).

(2) Broadband Internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL or cable modem.

(3) Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded free at

(4) Access to phone for technical support.

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