Diabetes: Special Populations, Special Considerations
Sunday, 12 November 2017
3 W’s Pavilion, UWI Cavehill, St. Michael, Barbados
Between the ages of 45 and 64 years, roughly one in six Barbadian adults report a diagnosis of diabetes, and at 65 years and older, more than one in three adults report that they have diabetes. Similar to hypertension, diabetes is often ‘silent’, with few specific symptoms. Table 28 shows the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes plus individuals with fasting glucose above the diagnostic threshold. The overall prevalence of all diabetes using these criteria is close to one in five (19%) of all Barbadian adults, and in those aged 65 years and over it approaches one in two (46%). (Health of the Nation Survey, Core Findings 2015)
There is much to consider with regards to Diabetes in Barbados. It wreaks havoc on individuals, families and the society as a whole. With the high prevalence of the condition, healthcare professionals are faced with Diabetes in many of the populations they serve. From the elderly living at home to the elderly in long term care facilities to inmates in the prison population, special considerations need to be taken in treatment approach, choice of medication, desired outcomes and more. This continuing medical education event places special emphasis on some of these populations and also incorporates the World Diabetes Day 2017 Theme of “Women in Diabetes”.
Treatment Considerations in Elderly Patients: Community and Long Term Care
Managing Diabetes in the Prison Population
Women and Diabetes
Diabetes in the HIV Population
Dental Considerations in Patients with Diabetes
Perioperative considerations for the patient with Diabetes
Other topics to be announced
Full programme to be announced.
BDS$175 – Physicians
BDS$135 – Nurses & Allied Health
BDS$100 – Students (with ID)
Register and pay by Nov 10, 2017 to secure pricing. An additional $25.00 applies to all payments made after Nov 10, 2017 and at the door.
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