Rapid Pattern Recognition: A 71-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes treated with basal-bolus insulin

Curriculum:
Optimizing Insulin Therapy
Credits:
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Launch Date:
08-Dec-11
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

No Primary Audience Was Provided.

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Richard S. Beaser, MD

Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Executive Director, Professional Education
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Richard Beaser, MD, is the Medical Executive Director of Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center. He is a practicing physician in the Joslin Clinic and holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Beaser graduated in 1973 from Trinity College, Hartford, and received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1977. He served as a resident in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester from 1977-1980. He was a fellow in endocrinology at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA 1980-81, and in Endocrinology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 1981-82.

Dr. Beaser has been on the staff of the Joslin Diabetes Center since 1982. He has held numerous past positions at Joslin, including Section Chief of the Adult Diabetology Practice, Medical Director of the Diabetes Treatment Unit, Coordinator of the Patient Education Section, and Medical Director of Joslin TrialNet, a clinical trials network. He has been a clinical research investigator, including the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial. Dr. Beaser has authored 4 books: Joslin Diabetes Manual, Outsmarting Diabetes, The Joslin Guide to Diabetes, and Joslin's Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers. Dr Beaser is a well-known national lecturer on clinical diabetes and its comorbidities. He is the author of numerous publications in peer review journals, review articles, and book chapters.

Dr. Beaser is currently the Medical Executive Director of Professional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center, a department he co-founded with the Executive Director in 1990. The Professional Education Department was incorporated into the Joslin Strategic Initiatives Division in 2000. As Medical Executive Director of this department, Dr. Beaser has overall responsibility for departmental activities. He specifically focuses on development or oversight of all educational content for the department, targeting physicians, other medical professionals, and patients. He is responsible for the business and project development aspects of the department, working collaboratively to conceive, develop, and seek funding for all departmental projects and activities.

Kenneth Snow, MD, MBA

Kenneth Snow, MD, MBA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician Advisor, Strategic Initiatives
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Kenneth J. Snow, MD, MBA, joined the staff of the Joslin Clinic in Boston in 1994. He is currently the Senior Physician Advisor of Strategic Initiatives and the Director of the Sexual Function Clinic. In addition, he is on the Endocrinology staff at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Snow received a Bachelors degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts and earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He performed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He then completed an endocrinology fellowship at the New England Medical Center Hospitals in Boston. This past year he completed an MBA degree at the University of Massachusetts.

Lyle D. Mitzner, MD

Lyle D. Mitzner, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician in Endocrinology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Staff Physician
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Lyle Mitzner is a Clinician Educator at the Joslin Clinic and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His major interests include clinical diabetes and endocrinology. He developed treatment algorithms for inpatient management of hospitalized patients with diabetes and currently consults on inpatients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital.
1. Demonstrate strategies to overcome common obstacles to insulin initiation and treatment encountered in clinical practice
2. Demonstrate skill in selecting optimal and individualized treatment design, initiation process, and ongoing managing protocol for insulin regimens to achieve targeted levels of glycemic control for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes