Update on Diabetes Medications
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about different diabetes medications used to treat diabetes mellitus.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:UDM120919
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • Name the two main types of diabetes.

  • Explain what happens with gestational diabetes.

  • Discuss the various ways that types of insulin differ.

  • Describe the varied effects insulin exerts on body tissues.

  • Explain the physiologic effects of insulin and how it is classified.

  • Discuss strategies to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia.

  • Name four classifications for insulin.

  • Name five patient barriers to starting insulin therapy.

  • Explain the mechanisms of action of sulfonylureas, meglitinides, biguanides, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, and thiazolidinediones and others.

  • Discuss the use of combination therapy in persons with type 2 diabetes.


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