IDEA 1.0 Course: Innovating Decisions and Empowering Action in Diabetes Management
CME Credits:
MOC Credits:



The IDEA program will improve participants' understanding of glucose monitoring, report interpretations, and the use of this information to optimize therapeutic management, leading to practice transformation and increased shared decision-making.

CME/MOC Credits

Starts 1/20/2020 | Expires 1/1/2023

Participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the limitations of A1C as a marker of diabetes control and explain the merits of evaluating time in range and hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic excursions as well as A1C
  • Describe how glucose monitoring devices facilitate prevention, detection, and prompt treatment of hypoglycemia
  • Discuss improved patient outcomes associated with glucose monitoring and technological advances that have improved the ease of use of these devices
  • Apply recommendations for interpretation and use of standardized glucose monitoring reports

IDEA is developed in collaboration with the following organizations:

  • Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES)
  • American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants (ASEPA)
  • Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • The diaTribe Foundation - Close Concerns
  • The France Foundation (TFF)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • International Diabetes Center (IDC)
  • T1D Exchange


George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

Bruce Buckingham, MD

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE

Richard M. Bergenstal, MD

Anne Peters, MD

Timothy Bailey, MD, FACE

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE


Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE


Accreditation and Credits

The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website. Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Commercial Support

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Abbott Diabetes Care, AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mannkind Corporation, and Novo Nordisk Inc.