T2DM Management

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALIZED T2DM MANAGEMENT:
A Multimodal Approach to Optimize Safety and Efficacy and Improve Patient Care

Program Overview

Despite the implementation of government quality-improvement programs involving payment incentives and penalties to motivate clinicians to provide guideline-driven care, substantial quality gaps in glycemic control remain. More than half of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients do not reach HbA1c target goals, and many patients do not maintain glycemic control. The T2DM care team is large and includes not only the patient’s primary care provider, but also endocrinologists, diabetes educators, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, nurses, and several other care professionals. However, the patient must also be considered a member of the team, as patient behavior is the most important contributor to positive outcomes. Current T2DM care too often fails to leverage the positive impact of the active involvement of the patient. The multidisciplinary experts serving as faculty for this enduring activity will attempt to enhance coordination between patients and their caregivers and provide strategies for patient engagement to improve outcomes for T2DM patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ strategies to engage patients and care team members to facilitate shared decision-making and promote treatment adherence
  • Incorporate T2DM guideline recommendations into clinical practice, enabling an individualized, multimodal approach to T2DM management, accounting for hyperglycemia, weight, and cardiovascular risk factors
  • Apply an understanding of the pathophysiology of T2DM to individualize therapy and reduce the risk of complications using new T2DM agents

Target Audience

This program is intended for primary care physicians, including family medicine physicians, and other professionals who treat patients with type 2 diabetes.

Release/Expiration Date

December 15, 2015 – December 15, 2016

Accreditation

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.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This online activity, PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALIZED T2DM MANAGEMENT: A Multimodal Approach to Optimize Safety, Efficacy and Improve Patient Care, with a beginning date of 12/15/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Contact Information

For questions regarding CME credit, the post-test, evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

 

Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe.

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Published March, 2016