Advances and Recommendations for Optimal Diabetes Management

This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on JUNE 13, 2018.

According to the CDC, approximately 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed every year. The 2018 American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines include important updates, such as new recommendations for patients with cardiovascular disease and screening for type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents; however, only half of physicians who treat patients with diabetes routinely adhere to diabetes guidelines.

During this activity, the most recent ADA guideline recommendations for diabetes care will be reviewed. The role of weight loss and surgical bariatric interventions in diabetes prevention and management, as well as the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to help automate and streamline diabetes self-management and potentially improve outcomes, will be discussed.

Learning objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the latest ADA guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and management of diabetes, especially among specific patient populations.
  • Explain the importance of weight loss and bariatric surgical interventions in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
  • Discuss the use of new and emerging technological advances and devices for CGM in managing diabetes.

Presenter
Faculty PhotoMarc-Andre Cornier, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN


Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method of participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the pre- and post-activity assessments, activity evaluation and application for certificate of credit

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Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): 0860-0000-18-033-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Provided by
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in diabetes management.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
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