Massachusetts Medical Society: Choosing Wisely - Diabetes Management in an Aging Population

Choosing Wisely - Diabetes Management in an Aging Population

Diabetes Management in an Aging Population

Course Overview
The Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. This webinar will provide physicians with information to engage patients in their medical treatment and empower them to ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them.

There are a wide variety of challenges that come with diabetic care and while many physicians may initially turn to pharmacological solutions, there are other alternative therapies that may be just as or even more effective. Diabetic patients often face other illnesses and may be receiving medication for those health issues, so it is important that physicians consider alternative methods in controlling diabetes such as diet and exercise, so a patient is not over prescribed medication.


  • Define how certain medications can interfere with diabetes treatment
  • Explain the role diet and exercise has in the treatment of diabetes and know how to utilize diet and exercise regimens as an alternative form of treatment
  • Recognize diabetic patients who are negatively impacted by medications and know how to solve the issue through alternative treatment
  • Discuss the most common diabetes comorbidities

    Eric J. Reines, MD, FACP
    Geriatrics Primary Care Physician
    Element Care, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Lynn MA
    Advisor and past chair, MMS Committee on Geriatric Medicine

    Medha N. Munshi, MD
    Director, Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

    Course Fees
    MMS Member Physician: $40.00
    MMS Resident/Student/Alliance Member: Free 
    Non-MMS Member Physician: $90.00
    Non-Member Resident/Student: $20.00
    Allied Health Professional/Other: $32.00

    Intended Audience
    Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. 

    Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video/1 hour

    Accreditation and Credit Information
    The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    AMA Credit Designation Statement
    The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

    MOC Approval Statement
    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS
    Member Boards:
    Allergy and Immunology
    Family Medicine
    Medical Genetics and Genomics
    Nuclear Medicine
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Plastic Surgery
    Preventive Medicine
    Psychiatry and Neurology
    Thoracic Surgery

    National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
    Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

    You must complete the exam at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Activity Term
    Original Release Date: November 13, 2019
    Review Date (s): October 20, 2022
    Termination Date: November 13, 2025

    System requirements:

    Windows 10
    Mac OSX 10.6 higher

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    iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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