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Community Events

Cleveland Clinic Florida offers symposiums, lectures, screenings, health expos and webchats throughout the year for the community – featuring our physicians and clinical staff. All events are free and open to the public.

Endocrinology Nursing Symposium

Steps to Success: Getting to the Heart of Diabetes

This activity is designed for nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists and other Allied Health Professionals involved in working with persons with diabetes.

Program Objectives

  • Discuss available cardiovascular medications used to treat patients with diabetes and heart disease
  • Describe diabetes as a cardiovascular disease that is linked to heart attacks and strokes
  • Discuss the use of continuous glucose monitoring in controlling glucose elevations and low glucose in the patient with diabetes
  • State the relationship between obesity and diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • List oral agents and injectable medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Describe presenting behaviors associated with patient resistance to therapy
  • State the types of diabetes, how they are classified and options proven to treat each
  • Describe basal/ bolus insulin therapy and how carbohydrate counting and correction formulas improve glucose readings
  • Discuss beneficial exercises for patients with diabetes to improve glucose control
  • Describe interventions for eating patterns and exercise regimens to elicit behavior change

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cleveland Clinic Florida
David Jagelman Conference Center
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331

Register online at clevelandcinic.org/EndocrineConference

Please call Sandee McDonald at 954.689.5571 or ext. 65571.