Understanding Current Drugs for Diabetes

There are currently over 11 classes of drugs for diabetes with more coming. How, when and with what intensity they should be used has been an area of controversy. Recently, several national organizations have put forth treatment guidelines incorporating these drugs. This talk will review diabetes drugs in use in the U.S., explain how they control blood sugar and how they are commonly used, alone or in combination with other drugs.

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Guidelines for diabetes therapy from national organizations
  • Basic understanding of how diabetes drugs work
  • Benefits and side effects of these drugs
  • New diabetes drugs in the pipeline

 

Who Should Attend:

  • All Boston University Employees
Elliot Sternthal, MD Boston Medical Center, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Charles River Campus - Boston University Occupational Health Center (930 Commonwealth Avenue, West Pleasant Street entrance)