Course Overview


Updates, Guidance, and Best Practices to Optimize Care for Patients with Diabetes

Anyone who provides care for people with diabetes knows that these patients often have a myriad of comorbidities and complications, and that optimizing their care is frequently complex and challenging. It is with these challenges in mind that Harvard Medical School faculty have developed this CME program, Diabetes and Its Complications.   

This program provides comprehensive updates, practice recommendations, and the newest evidence-based strategies for the treatment and care of the person with or at risk for diabetes. By attending, you can ensure that you are current with state-of-the-art approaches to:

  • Diabetes screening
  • Pharmacological management of diabetes, including insulin and non-insulin treatments
  • The latest advances in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring
  • Treating complications and comorbidities, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, peripheral vascular disease, cardiovascular disease, the diabetic foot, kidney disease, liver disease
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Care of older patients with diabetes
  • Incorporating recent advances into your practice
  • Challenging cases


Education is focused on optimized patient care and outcomes and improving skills in the following areas:

  • Insulin initiation and intensification: which insulins to choose and why
  • Understanding the new insulins, glucose monitors, and pumps
  • Treating people with type 2 diabetes who are not achieving therapeutic goals
  • Office-based assessment and treatment of comorbidities and complications
  • Individualizing multifaceted approaches to lifestyle modification and weight management
  • Personalizing nutrition plans and exercise prescriptions
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction and care
  • Optimal management of neuropathies and foot disease
  • Managing diabetes in high-risk populations, including pregnant patients and the elderly
  • Understanding the evolving concepts and treatments that will soon impact your day-to-day practice
  • Communicating with, motivating, and sharing resources with patients


"The course was one of best I have ever been to; you did a great job integrating newer information with older concepts."

"An excellent balance of updating information with practical tips that can be easily incorporated into daily practice."

"High quality across the board!"