The connection between Covid-19 and Diabetes: Where are we headed?

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1 hour


The post infection consequences of Covid-19 are only starting to be fully realized. Initially, studies indicated that patients with diabetes had a higher chance of serious complications from Covid-19. However, recent reports now suggest an increased risk of diabetes diagnosis after a Covid-19 infection. During this discussion of diabetes in the context of Covid-19, Dr. Kaufman explains why HbA1c testing is even more important in today’s healthcare landscape and explores the hypotheses and pathophysiology behind this recent trend.

Point-of-care coordinators, nurses, diabetologists, physicians, endocrinologists, clinicians, patients, providers, and researchers

Attendees are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the AACC 

Francine Kaufman

Francine Kaufman, M.D. 

Dr. Kaufman is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Communications at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Senseonics, Inc., the creators of the first and only long-term implantable CGM.
  • Understand of the pathophysiology of diabetes 
  • How an infection or inflammation interacts with patients with diabetes 
  • Learn how Covid-19 altered diabetes assessment and management