Pediatric Annals

CME PRE-TEST

Abstract

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

When insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) develops during childhood, the pediatrician must be prepared to manage a hypoglycemic crisis, educate parents and patients to achieve glycémie control, address long-term complications, and help families adjust to the stress that results from coping with a chronic disease. This continuing education unit offers comprehensive information on the etiology of the disease ana guidelines for achieving glycémie control. Topics include: management of childhood diabetes, etiology and pathogenesis of IDDM, chronic complications of diabetes, and psychosocial aspects of diabetes in childhood and adolescence.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1 . Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDIM| was previously termed maturity onset diabetes.

A. True

B. False

2. The major morbidity and mortality off diabetes mellitus is a consequence of chronic complications of the disease.

A. True

B. False

3. Symptoms of diabetes usually last a few days to weeks before a diagnosis is made.

A. True

B. False

4. Most children achieve satisfactory diabetic control.

A. True

B. False…

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

When insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) develops during childhood, the pediatrician must be prepared to manage a hypoglycemic crisis, educate parents and patients to achieve glycémie control, address long-term complications, and help families adjust to the stress that results from coping with a chronic disease. This continuing education unit offers comprehensive information on the etiology of the disease ana guidelines for achieving glycémie control. Topics include: management of childhood diabetes, etiology and pathogenesis of IDDM, chronic complications of diabetes, and psychosocial aspects of diabetes in childhood and adolescence.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1 . Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDIM| was previously termed maturity onset diabetes.

A. True

B. False

2. The major morbidity and mortality off diabetes mellitus is a consequence of chronic complications of the disease.

A. True

B. False

3. Symptoms of diabetes usually last a few days to weeks before a diagnosis is made.

A. True

B. False

4. Most children achieve satisfactory diabetic control.

A. True

B. False

10.3928/0090-4481-19870901-03

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