Type II Diabetes Management: A Team Approach to Managing Hypoglycemia, Comorbidities, and Patient Challenges

Type 2 Diabetes Management:

A Team Approach to Managing Hypoglycemia, Comorbidities, and Patient Challenges

A series of Live Grand Rounds Presentations and an on-demand CME-certified Webcourse.

Welcome to "Type 2 Diabetes Management: A Team Approach to Managing Hypoglycemia, Comorbidities, and Patient Challenges." This CME-certified initiative is intended for endocrinologists, family practitioners, primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, diabetes educators, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with T2DM. A series of live CME-certified in-hospital presentations will be held at locations nationwide and an online CME-certified webcourse will be available later in 2014.

Program Description:

The prevalence of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) continues to rise at an alarming rate, and National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) data show that many patients are not reaching their HbA1c target goals. The fact that hypoglycemia often goes unrecognized or is not reported by patients has complicated treatment decisions in T2DM, increasing the risk of mortality. In addition, the national health care quality strategy stresses the need for improved communication with patients and their families to ensure optimal patient engagement and self-management to enhance outcomes.

Using a highly interactive case-based format, this new CME activity, Type 2 Diabetes Management: A Team Approach to Managing Hypoglycemia, Comorbidities, and Patient Challenges, will provide participants with up-to-date information and real-world approaches for the management of complicated T2DM patients at risk of hypoglycemia and with comorbidities, while delivering practical strategies for patient engagement.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Consider the risk of hypoglycemia associated with current therapeutic agents when determining treatment and re-evaluate the impact of hypoglycemia on patient outcomes throughout ongoing management of T2DM patients
  • Integrate the most recent evidence into current guidelines to provide a multifaceted, individualized approach to patients with T2DM to maintain glycemic control and reduce micro- and/or macrovascular complications
  • Empower patients through individualized patient education and collaboration with the care team to address the breakdown of barriers for optimal outcomes

Accreditation Statements:

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 Statements:

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.