Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

August-01-15 - Choosing Wisely: Diabetes

In this presentation, Dr. Butler will define diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, and describe the function of insulin and the role it plays in the body's normal function. He will discuss diabetes screening and testing. In addition, he will discuss treatments and treatment goals for type 2 diabetes, as well as evidence to support treatment goals.

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Nick Butler, MD received his degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Butler's specialties include geriatric medicine.

About GLS

The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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