Due to the continuing COVID19 crisis, Great Plains will not host the Live Well With Diabetes event this year. However, we are pleased to present a special virtual event for healthcare providers:

A Day of Diabetes Discovery

November 13th, 2 – 5 pm, virtual

About this event: Honoring the legacy of Drs. Richard and Diana Guthrie, this virtual Day of Diabetes Discovery gathering features presentations by three internationally recognized leaders in diabetes medicine.

  • Irl Hirsch, MD, University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute,
  • Fran Kaufman, MD, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at USC, The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, Emory University, Section Head, Diabetes & Endocrinology

Topics will include:

  • Treating young people with diabetes
  • CGM and insulin dosing strategies to improve outcomes
  • The effect in hospitals of hyperglycemia and insulin with special attention to COVID19

There is a $50 registration fee. A Day of Diabetes Discovery offers 2.5 hour CE for MDs/PAs, pending approval for RNs, pharmacists, and dietitians.

Presented by GPD Professional Education Lectures in collaboration with Kansas Business Group on Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, Wichita State School Nursing and Physician Assistant Schools and Sedgwick County Medical Society.

Schedule on November 13

1 to 2 pm: Networking opportunity

1:30 to 2 PM: Recognition of Drs. Richard and Diana Guthrie

Recognition of the Guthrie’s:  KU School of Pharmacy and Medicine, WSU Nursing and Physician Assistant Program, Camp Discovery and others

2 PM-2:15 pm: Welcome, Great Plains Diabetes Research, Inc history and introductions, CE process explanation.

2:15 pm: Fran Kaufman, MD Diabetes

Youth and the Future of Technology

2:15-3:00 pm: Break

3:00-3:40: Irl Hirsch MD 

Impact of Hyperglycemia on Hospital Outcomes

4:40-3:50 pm: Break

3:50-4:30 pm: Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, Emory University 

Role of CGM in the hospital and Diabetes Management Strategies

4:30-5 pm: Live Opportunity for Questions with the speakers

Diabetes Dialogue and Professional Ed

Please join us for Diabetes Dialogue which is an informal group of health professional interested in learning more about the management of diabetes and how to best support those who live with diabetes.

All health professionals are welcome.  2020 schedule is currently on hold due to COVID19.

Check out our white paper on reducing blood glucose levels to improve patient health and well being.