Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Management of Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes


CME Information

Program Overview

Hypoglycemia is the rate limiting step in managing diabetes intensively. Patients who experience treatment emergent hypoglycemia are at increased risk of cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality. Additionally, hypoglycemia can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents while reducing adherence to prescribed pharmacologic therapy. Clinicians must assure that patients with cardiovascular disease and those with hypoglycemia unawareness are prescribed medications which lessen the risk of treatment emergent hypoglycemia. This activity will discuss the use of medications which might mitigate one’s risk of developing treatment emergent hypoglycemia.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify the risk of hypoglycemia with T2D treatment
  • Enhance the ability to manage the risk-benefit balance for treatment of T2D
  • Recognize opportunities for the prevention and management of hypoglycemia, improving glycemic control and thereby patient outcomes
  • Educate patients about the risks of hypoglycemia due to T2D treatment
  • Provide tools and support for recognition and self-management of hypoglycemia

Release/Expiration Date

This internet, enduring activity will be available for one year, beginning September 20, 2018 through September 20, 2019.

This activity was reviewed and re-released on September 20, 2019 and will be available for credit until September 20, 2020.

Accreditation – AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Primary Care Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (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.




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Published September 20, 2018