Choosing Wisely - Diabetes Management in an Aging Population

The Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. This webinar will provide physicians with information to engage patients in their medical treatment and empower them to ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them.

There are a wide variety of challenges that come with diabetic care and while many physicians may initially turn to pharmacological solutions, there are other alternative therapies that may be just as or even more effective. Diabetic patients often face other illnesses and may be receiving medication for those health issues, so it is important that physicians consider alternative methods in controlling diabetes such as diet and exercise, so a patient is not over prescribed medication.

Target Audience

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define how certain medications can interfere with diabetes treatment
  • Explain the role diet and exercise has in the treatment of diabetes and know how to utilize diet and exercise regimens as an alternative form of treatment
  • Recognize diabetic patients who are negatively impacted by medications and know how to solve the issue through alternative treatment
  • Discuss the most common diabetes comorbidities

Additional Information

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Eric J. Reines, MD, FACP
Geriatrics Primary Care Physician
Element Care, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Lynn MA
Advisor and past chair, MMS Committee on Geriatric Medicine

Medha N. Munshi, MD
Director, Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS
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National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

You must complete the exam at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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