Volume 1, Issue 4

Practice Insights: Managing T2DM in Older Adults

In this issue:

Avoiding hypoglycemia, recognizing cognitive dysfunction, and individualizing treatment to account for renal insufficiency, cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities — these are just some of the factors that impact treatment decision-making for older adults with type 2 diabetes.

In this issue, Dr. Amisha Wallia (Feinberg School of Medicine) and Dr. Susan Karam (Ochsner Medical Center) take us to the exam room to translate the information from their recent Newsletter Issue into real-world clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Summarize appropriate screening related to both chronic diabetes complications as well as general health for older adults with diabetes.
  • Discuss medication management in older adults with multiple comorbidities, including renal insufficiency.
  • Describe goals of care and medication management for patients with type 2 diabetes in nursing homes, as well as at the end of life.


Susan Karam, MD
Susan Karam, MD

Department of Endocrinology 
Ochsner Health System
Jefferson, LA

Amisha Wallia, MD
Amisha Wallia, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Program Directors:

Joyce King, MD

Assistant Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program
Medstar Franklin Square Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD

Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, AIDS Psychiatry Services
Co-Director, Chronic Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians

Launch date: August 17, 2019
Expiration date: August 16, 2021