Welcome to the MAX Medicine tutorial
in type II diabetes
A case based approach to the application of evidence-based medicine in the
practice and management of type II diabetes mellitus in the MAX medicine curriculum
A selective project initiated by Shubha Venkatesh, MSIV
Advisor: Ellen O. Nestler, MD
This online tutorial is meant to be a source of information as well as a learning tool regarding type II diabetes and pertinent clinical guidelines for third year medical students as part of the MAX curriculum in Medicine.
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become an important component of medical education for both medical students and practicing physicians. During residency and in practice, physicians constantly ask clinical questions, interpret medical literature, and apply their findings to the care of individual patients.
Type II diabetes mellitus has an enormous disease burden in the United States, with almost 8% of the population carrying a diagnosis. 2007 estimates from the Centers for Disease Control placed about 6.8% of the population of Hartford County as individuals having type II diabetes. The disease remains a confusing one to third year medical students.
This online tutorial was created as part of a fourth year selective project. Goals of this tutorial include helping third year medical students become more familiar and comfortable with caring for patients with type II diabetes. More detailed goals include addressing the major clinical guidelines pertaining to the:
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