Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside - The T.S. Danowski Memorial Lecture: “Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of New Diabetes Drugs”

May 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Karen R. Horowitz, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, President-Women Faculty of the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Internist-Diabetes Program Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


In this talk, Dr. Horowitz will create a framework for understanding new diabetes drugs and evaluating their utility in the clinical setting. At the end of this presentation, the learner will be better able to: Identify appropriate targets for glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes; Understand the action, pharmacology and physiologic effect of new drugs for type 2 diabetes; Assess risks, benefits, costs of these drugs; and Apply clinical guidelines for choosing and combining diabetes drugs.