A blended independent educational program designed by Springer Healthcare IME, in collaboration with the International Hypoglycaemia Study Group (IHSG), for diabetes specialists, primary care physicians, and specialist diabetes nurses involved in the treatment and management of people with diabetes.
Despite advances in treatment, hypoglycemia remains a prevalent complication of diabetes which is often overlooked. Newer insulins and technologies have the potential to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and its complications. To achieve these benefits, they must be correctly integrated into an individualized treatment regimen, taking patient fears and choice into account.
This program aims to support clinicians in a time of rapidly changing treatment options, providing practical guidance in identifying and managing diabetic hypoglycemia.
Program Director Simon Heller introduces Diabetic hypoglycemia: recognizing the under-recognized with an overview of the educational content and interactive activities that have been specifically designed to benefit all healthcare professionals working in the treatment and management of people with diabetes, and their patients.
Professor Simon Heller
University of Sheffield, UK
Simon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, and Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.
He trained in clinical diabetes at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and in research at the University of Nottingham and Washington University, St Louis, USA. He was Editor of Diabetic Medicine from 2000-2005. He is currently the National Speciality Lead in Diabetes to the NIHR Clinical Research Network and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is a former member of Diabetes UK Science and Research Advisory Group, a member of the UK NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Panel and chairs the UK Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, UK Scientific Advisory Committee.
He chairs the International Hypoglycaemia Study group, an independently funded group of international experts with research and clinical expertise in hypoglycaemia. The group has a remit to reduce the burden of hypoglycemia though educational activities.
He chaired the glucose control group of the ADVANCE trial, is a steering committee member of the EXAMINE trial and was the PI on the REPOSE trial measuring the effectiveness of insulin pumps.
His research interests include the pathophysiological responses to hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness, the potential contribution and mechanisms of hypoglycemia to cardiovascular mortality, the use of insulin analogues and other technologies to reduce hypoglycemia. He also conducts research concerned with developing programs (including the DAFNE intervention) to encourage more effective diabetes self-management. He has authored over 200 original research articles and reviews.
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- Advisory Board Member: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, Takeda, Zealand Pharma, UN-EEG, Boehringer Ingelheim
- Consultant: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk
- Speaker’s Bureau: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk
Compare trial data from around the World as regional experts discuss the global burden of hypoglycemia.
Guided by diabetes specialists, choose and explore different treatment paths by introducing new insulins and technologies.
Faculty: Professor Timothy Jones (Australia), Dr Emma Wilmot (UK)
Test yourself with three expert-authored case studies involving patients presenting with hypoglycemia complications. What treatment advice would you give them?
Faculty: Professor Kamlesh Khunti (UK), Dr Yingying Luo (China), Professor Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard (Denmark)
Watch hypothetical patient–doctor consultations covering patient fears and how to manage them. Learn with practical advice given by clinicians as they offer commentary and insights throughout the workshop.
Faculty: Professor Stephanie Amiel (UK), Professor Simon Heller (UK), Dr Emma Wilmot (UK)
Upon completion of the educational activities in this series, learners will be able to:
- Describe the latest real-world data on the prevalence of hypoglycemia and its impact on patients worldwide
- Appraise novel insulin therapies and technologies, including how to integrate them into clinical practice to improve glucose control and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and its complications
- Debate the psychological consequences of hypoglycemia on the patient and the self-management strategies that can overcome these
Continuing Medical Education
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Springer Healthcare IME.
NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NACCME designates AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™ for the following activities:
Completion of each case study: AMA PRA Category 0.25 Credits™
Completion of each workshop: AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credits™
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