Diabetes Update 2013


November 22  2012

8:50 a.m. -- 4:15 p.m.

(Registration / sign-in 8:30)

Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


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This conference will provide new information on obesity and management of Type 2 diabetes. Specialists will discuss nutrition, exercise, depression and diabetes, and eye disease, Participants will have the opportunity to learn the latest medical management therapies and research to increase their knowledge and skills related to diabetes care.


Course Objectives

The participant will be able to

  • List at least three factors contributing to the obesity epidemic

  • Define the interactions of comorbid diabetes and depression
  • Explain the components of the artificial pancreas
  • Describe how to regulate blood sugar through physical activity

  • Identify a population in which obesity statistics have improved

  • State differences between anaerobic, aerobic, and competition exercise

  • Identify different classes of medications used to treat Type 2 diabetes State the role of SGLT-2 inhibitors in lowering blood glucose

  • Describe how diabetes affects the eyes and state current treatments


Course Instructors:

Daniel Berger, MD, Endocrinology

Jeannee Diaz, RD, CDE, Registered Dietician

Gary Hall Jr., Olympic Gold Medalist

Dante Pieramici, MD, Ophthalmology

Robert Nagy, MD, Psychiatry

Howard Zisser, MD, Clinical Research & Technology


Course Coordinator and Instructor: Tracey Lord, RN, BSN, CDE


Continental breakfast and lunch included


Provider approved for 6.0 contact hours by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #00252.
Course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs &/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 741

Registration is not complete until payment is received. Download flyer / registration form


  • CHS Employees: No charge.  Register through HealthStream.
  • Travelers:  Fee $80. Register through HealthStream. Make check payable to CHS Education and send to the Education Department, SBCH.
  • NON-CHS Employees: Fee $80. Complete registration form.  Make check payable to CHS Education and send to the Education Department, SBCH.