Overcoming Barriers: Improving the Insulin Experience for Patients with Diabetes

Overcoming Barriers: Improving the Insulin Experience for Patients with Diabetes

Program Overview

Glucose homeostasis in euglycemic individuals involves a complex web of hormonal interactions. The ultimate goal in patients with type 2 diabetes is to approximate normal physiology by addressing the physiologic defects associated with beta cell failure and insulin resistance. Through a process of programmed cell death, beta cell destruction begins during prediabetes and continues unabated as the disease progresses. Patients may be unable to achieve their prescribed targeted A1C levels without the use of exogenous insulin therapy.

This ativity will assist prescribers in basal insulin initiation and titration in these individuals. We will focus on treatments that allow patients to “self-titrate” their insulin doses while minimizing their risk of hypoglycemia. Barriers to insulin initiation as well as cultural concerns for insulin therapy will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patient and clinician barriers to insulin initiation
  • Apply strategies to effectively address nonadherence to insulin therapy in order to achieve better patient outcomes
  • Develop management strategies for patients with type 2 diabetes who require insulin therapy
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This internet, enduring activity will be available for one year, beginning December 10, 2019 through December 10, 2020.

This activity was reviewed and re-released on December 11, 2020 and will be available for credit until June 11, 2021.

Accreditation – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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 provided by Primary Care Network.









This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.


Published December 10, 2019