PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALIZED T2DM MANAGEMENT: A Multimodal Approach to Optimize Safety and Efficacy and Improve Patient Care

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Presentation MATERIALS

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Despite the implementation of government quality-improvement programs involving payment incentives and penalties to motivate clinicians to provide guideline-driven care, substantial quality gaps in glycemic control remain. More than half of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients do not reach HbA1c target goals, and many patients do not maintain glycemic control.

One major contributor to poor T2DM patient outcomes is underutilization of the care team. The T2DM care team is large; it includes not only the patient’s main care provider (an osteopathic physician or primary care provider), but also endocrinologists, diabetes educators, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, nurses, and several other care professionals. The team must also include the patient, whose behavior is the most important contributor to positive outcomes. Current T2DM care too often fails to leverage the positive impact of the involvement and coordination of the entire care team. “Practical Strategies for Individualized T2DM Management” will attempt to correct that failure and improve outcomes for T2DM patients.


Louis Kuritzky, MD (Program Chair)
Family Physician
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Healing Our Village, Inc.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine.
Chairman of the Board

Partnership for a Healthier America, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Anne Peters, MD, CDE
Professor, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs
Los Angeles, CA


Target Audience

This program is intended for primary care physicians, including family medicine physicians, and other professionals who treat patients with type 2 diabetes.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Employ strategies to engage patients and care team members to facilitate shared decision-making and promote treatment adherence
  • Incorporate T2DM guideline recommendations into clinical practice enabling an individualized, multimodal approach to T2DM management, accounting for hyperglycemia, weight, and cardiovascular risk factors
  • Apply an understanding of the pathophysiology of T2DM to individualize therapy and reduce the risk of complications using new T2DM agents


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 the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 1.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

For questions regarding CME credit, the post-test, or evaluation, please email

This event is not a part of the official AAFP FMX.

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The content of this activity was vetted by an external medical reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

Method of Participation

To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program and complete the evaluation form. A CME-certificate will be emailed to participants upon submission of a completed evaluation form.

There is no fee associated with this program.


 Event staff will be glad to assist you with any specials needs (e.g. physical, dietary, etc.).  Please email at least 5 days prior to the program.


Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe


Supported By

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca

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Registration is for planning purposes only. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


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