Activity 6: Next Steps for Patients with Sub-Optimal Glycemic Control
The sixth in a series addressing the challenges of managing diabetes, this activity features Dr. Neil Skolnik, a family physician, and Dr. Serena Cardillo, an endocrinologist, who describe practical strategies for individualizing and meeting glycemic goals in patients who have not achieved optimal glycemic control. The faculty reviews key recommendations from the 2012 American Diabetes Association (ADA) standards of care and considers factors that influence medication choice for specific patient groups. In particular, the faculty reviews the role of incretin mimetics in therapy. Finally, patient cases are used to illustrate key learning points from the program.
After completing this activity, you will be able to:
- Apply patient-specific criteria to initial selection and ongoing adjustments of the most effective treatment options for type 2 diabetes.
- Describe the various insulin options for patients whose blood glucose levels are not controlled on oral therapy.
- Describe the various oral agents available for the management of type 2 diabetes, together with their advantages and disadvantages, and describe strategies for adjusting therapy to optimize patient outcomes.
- Describe the current and potential role in therapy of new agents and delivery options.
This enduring material activity, Next Steps for Patients with Sub-Optimal Glycemic Control, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This activity conforms to the AAFP criteria for evidence-based CME clinical content. AAFP accreditation begins May 8, 2012. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal.
The evidence-based CME clinical content developed for this activity was based on practice recommendations that were the most current with the strongest level of evidence available at the time this activity was approved. Since some clinical research is ongoing, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that learners verify sources and review these and other recommendations prior to implementation into practice.
The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US.