Managing diabetes in the older frail adult requires great empathy and skill regardless of the care setting - acute care, long-term care, home care, or community. Understanding and interpreting blood work indices is important but must be balanced with considerations such as social setting, your patient's values and treatment needs with an emphasis on quality of life and goals of care. New information on appropriate medications along with best practice in planning and implementing nutrition care plans will ensure you are equipped with practical approaches that are client-centred and based on reasonable expectations and goals for treatment.
Hosted by the Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Network
Jodi Crawford RD is a clinical dietitian with AgeCare Midnapore in Calgary, AB.
Anar Dossa RPh CDEis Director, Pharmacy Services at pacific Blue Cross, and Chair of the Board for the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia in Burnaby, BC.
Duration: 1h 17min