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Improving Glycemic Control: Reducing Patient Burden, The Rationale for Concentrated Insulins in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Improving Glycemic Control: Reducing Patient Burden, The Rationale for Concentrated Insulins in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This diabetes discussion with Dr. John Russell and Dr. Anne Peters focuses on concentrated insulin in patient cases.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus cannot be controlled with standard insulin agents due to obesity, insulin resistance, high risk of hypoglycemia, low adherence due to high injection burden, and the need for frequent glucose monitoring. Drs. Peters and Russell will review patient cases, and share practical information on concentrated insulins, including criteria for selection, switching strategies and dosing regimens, providing true practice-based learning particularly for clinicians in different geographic locations with high incidence rates of diabetes.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty: 
    Anne Peters, MD
    Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine
    Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs

    Dr. Peters receives consulting fees from Abbott Diabetes Care, Becton Dickinson, Bigfoot, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly & Co., Lexicon, Medscape, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Omada Health, Sanofi, Science 37.  She has contracted research for Dexcom.  She participates in the speaker’s bureau for Dexcom and Novo Nordisk. 

    Faculty: 
    John J. Russell, MD
    Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
    Abington Memorial Hospital

    Dr. Russell participates in the speaker’s bureau for Sanofi Pasteur.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors:

    • Christa Dardaganian has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose.
    • Jessica McGrory has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Compare and contrast the different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of concentrated insulins to that of their lower-concentrated counterparts as prelude to creating individualized treatment regimens for proper selected patients with diabetes.
    • Describe dosing strategies to safely switch patients who are likely to benefit from concentrated insulin.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians who manage patients with diabetes, including: primary care physicians, family medicine physicians and internal medicine, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Prova Education designs educational activities based on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Its mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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