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Topics include an update in diabetes, the role of genetics vs. lifestyle in obesity, and vitamin D and bone health in these presentations from the Update in Internal Medicine 2010: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems conference at UPMC.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate the risk reductions strategies and impact on outcomes for different treatment protocols
  • Develop  informed, multi-strategy approaches to preventing premature death in patients with Type 2 Diabetes and multiple risk factors
  • Identify and implement the most effective lifestyle modification strategies that promote weight loss and reduce obesity-associated disease risk
  • Identify the indications for and limitations of specific drugs that promote weight loss and reduce obesity-associated disease risk
  • Determine the appropriate amount of vitamin D and calcium intake for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis


Dr. Rao is on the speakers' bureau for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Greenspan is a consultant for Merck and Amgen. She receives grant support from Lilly and Warner Chilocott.
Dr. Kershaw has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Release Date: 4/12/2011 | Last Modified On: 4/12/2011 | Expires: 4/11/2012

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