Diabetes is one of the most common health crises in the US, is the seventh-leading cause of death and has more than tripled in number over the past 20 years. Of patients in general seen within primary care, diabetes is the fifth most-common diagnosis. Ninety percent of patients with diabetes (both T1D and T2D) are seen and managed in primary care.
Diabetes technology is constantly evolving and providing new benefits to patients. This course consists of three recorded audio presentations delivered by endocrinologists, a primary care/family health physician and nurse practioners. Using case studies, Module 1 discusses continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and explains the role it plays in managing patients with diabetes. CGM can be used by different types of patients with diabetes. Module 2 is a panel discussion by practitioners who outline appropriate indications for CGM use. Module 3 is a recorded webcast that covers emerging diabetes technologies that will continue to make diabetes management easier for patients. A guided video tour of a few CGMs is provided as a resource.
Module 1: Exploring CGM
Module 2: Identifying Patients Who Will Benefit from CGM
Module 3: Emerging Technologies: A Better Life for Patients with Diabetes
- Discuss CGM and the role it plays in managing the patient with diabetes
- Identify patients for whom CGM use is appropriate.
- Examine new technologies to recommend the best treatment for each patient
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 1.5 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 1.5 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).
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Abbott Diabetes Care and Medtronic, Inc.