This continuing medical education module will describe the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, diabetes screening, diagnostic criteria, and patient management as well as describe patient training opportunities and diabetes prevention.

Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder where the thyroid gland does not make sufficient thyroid hormone to meet the body needs. Diagnosing and managing hypothyroidism is often performed in the primary care setting. Recent studies indicate that many patients on thyroid hormone supplementation are inadequately treated. This CME module will give a broad overview about current approaches and management of hypothyroidism in adults.

This continuing medical educational opportunity describes the prevalence of prediabetes in Alabama and risk factors associated with having prediabetes. The material will also cover ways to prevent diabetes for this population at risk.

The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased two to threefold in patients with type 2 diabetes and CVD is the main cause of death in patients with diabetes.  This online module discusses recommendations for the pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes and reviews new data on hypoglycemic agents and the effect on CVD.