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Diabetes Treatment Concerns for Individuals with I/DD

April 8, 2024


Presented by: 

Dr. Elizabeth Shauen Howard, VP of Clinical Services and Innovation, BrightSpring Health Services

Matthew Palmer, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time: 1:00PM ET


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in adults with I/DD and can result in serious complications if not managed appropriately. In this session, we’ll discuss the top diabetes concerns among this population and how to best manage the disease for optimal outcomes and quality of life. We’ll focus on treatment options and the unique factors that may impact therapy decisions such as common comorbidities, concerns around metabolic symptoms and compliance/adherence, and medication administration challenges and the importance of support for DSPs. The program will conclude with tips for leveraging your consultant pharmacist to improve individuals’ health, safety, and care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the most common diabetes therapies for individuals with I/DD
  2. Understand unique factors that can impact diabetes treatment in this population
  3. Identify best practices for medication administration


This program has been approved for 1 participant CE credit hour by NAB/NCERS, approval #20250513-1-A101797-DL. Attendees must be in attendance for at least 50 minutes to receive credit.

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