Robert J. Rushakoff, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Welcome to the course on practical management of hospitalized diabetic patient. The purpose of this course is to teach you the basic information you need to know to confidently take care of diabetic patients throughout their stay in the hospital. After completing this course you should be able to manage patients who are either on oral diabetes medication or on insulin who are either eating or are NPO (nothing by mouth-nothing per ora) or are on total parenteral nutrition.
The course is a mixture of fundamental information, optional literature and interactive case studies. You do not need to go through all the sections. For example, if you are fully up to date with all aspects of oral agents and insulin, you would not need to review those sections, but could just go to the sections specific to inpatient management. However, be aware that medications and insulins have been changing and even if you think you are up to date there may be recent changes you are not aware of and it may be worth just a few minutes to check out all the summary areas of the course. The only mandatory sections for you to complete at this time are the management section, a section that teaches you current techniques on inpatient diabetes care and the final case study that must be completed to obtain credit this training. At the end of the case study-final exam you will be then be able to register for your credit.
Please contact me if there are any questions about the information in the course. There is a button on almost every screen that will allow you to contact me (as on the bottom of this screen). You can quit the course at any point by just closing the window. As you will see, the course is easy to navigate through, so you can easily get to where you stopped when you come back.
Please note: In some areas, you may open up a new window with a larger version of some of the figures in this course by clicking on the figures. Some of the figures may be difficult to read in the small form. In addition, some articles quoted are available by clicking on the highlighted links.
This page was last updated on 03/18/06.