Effective and Timely Management of Patients with T2DM: A Case-based Approach
Primary care clinicians in all settings are frequently not meeting guideline-recommended performance measures for diabetes. Many clinicians cite an improved understanding of the mechanisms of action of anti-hyperglycemic agents in the context of T2DM pathophysiology as an urgent educational need. The availability of numerous anti-hyperglycemic agents, in addition to the recent publication of cardiovascular outcomes results for some of the non-insulin therapies, warrant education for clinicians who are unclear on which therapies to initiate and how and when to appropriately intensify anti-hyperglycemic therapies. A contributor to poor patient outcomes is non-adherence to therapies, whether due to fear of injections, fear of side effects, or increased dosing frequency and/or pill burden.
Leading faculty in the field of T2DM management help address these gaps in this clinically relevant, case-based, patient-centered educational activity. Throughout the activity, faculty review current guideline recommendations and clinical-trial data pertaining to non-insulin therapies.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Assess the current understanding of the pathophysiology of T2DM and the targets of various anti-hyperglycemic therapies
- Target the pathophysiological disturbances in patients with T2DM using mono- or combination therapies based on their efficacy and safety
- Manage patients with T2DM optimally in accordance with the guideline recommendations
This internet, enduring activity (audio/video) will be available for one year, beginning April 3, 2018 through April 3, 2019.
Accreditation – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Medical Education Exchange (MEDX). Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.
American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCN’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.
Activity jointly provided by Primary Care Network and Medical Education Exchange.
This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.
Published April 3, 2018