This event is not a part of the official Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 Education Program.
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The landscape of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) management is continuously changing and evolving. Newly released guideline recommendations on the management of T2DM, along with approvals of new agents for the treatment of this disease, create a need among internists and primary care physicians (PCPs) to understand how to appropriately individualize therapy, step-up therapy sooner to achieve HbA1c goals, and recognize the efficacy/safety issues associated with these new antihyperglycemic agents. Low acceptance of injectables remains a significant issue in the optimal management of patients with T2DM. Involving patients in individualized treatment decisions can address and break down treatment barriers, including injection anxiety.
The Long and Short of GLP-1 Agonists: A Practical Approach to the Complex Nature of T2DM Management will explore these issues and discuss the most up-to-date information in T2DM management and best practices in patient engagement.
To submit your challenging case to the faculty and receive expert opinions and recommendations on management choices at this program, please email your case to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 22, 2016. All case information will be kept confidential and presented anonymously.
This activity is intended for internists and primary care physicians (PCPs) who manage patients with T2DM.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Describe the HbA1c-lowering properties of GLP-1 receptor agonists and their impacts on weight and blood pressure, as well as their safety profiles including hypoglycemic risk
- Discuss the use of GLP-1 receptor agonists to provide glycemic control in combination with oral agents and/or insulin with a goal of reducing long-term microvascular and macrovascular risks
- Develop a collaborative approach to T2DM management that empowers patients by providing individualized patient education to address and break down treatment barriers, including injection-related barriers
Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE
Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit
Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute
Department of Endocrinology
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
Richard E. Pratley, MD
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Adjunct Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona
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.
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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 within 2 weeks upon submission of a completed evaluation form.
There is no fee associated with this program.
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Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.