Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes Management in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Case Study (Beta Cells 6-Knighten Health)

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Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, family physicians, general practitioners and healthcare professionals who treat patients with diabetes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Assess unmet needs and treatment patterns of patients with type 2 diabetes not at target
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of currently approved type 2 diabetes drug classes for patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Assess and select appropriate diabetes agents to help patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease get to goal
  • Understand how to integrate approved type 2 diabetes drug classes into treatment plans based on patient medical characteristics, personal preferences, and glycemic goals

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Topic Area: 
Diabetes and Glucose Metabolism
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Level 5 (Performance (Does))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships:

Bernard Zinman, MD: Consultant, Merck, Novo Nordisk Inc., Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Boehringer Ingelheim, and grant support to his institution from Merck, Novo Nordisk, and Boehringer Ingelheim

Doron Schneider, MD: Consultant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lilly USA, LLC, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Neda Rasouli, MD: Research Support, Novo Nordisk, Calibra, INTARCIA Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Meyer Squibb, AstraZeneca /Amylin, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim

Endocrine Society and Knighten Health staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the Endocrine Society.

Use of professional judgment:
The educational content in this activity relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy and does not substitute for individual patient assessment based on the health care provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available.

Drugs and dosages:
When prescribing medications, the physician is advised to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.

The Endocrine Society has determined that disclosure of unlabeled/off-label or investigational use of commercial product(s) is informative for audiences and therefore requires this information to be disclosed to the learners at the beginning of the presentation. Uses of specific therapeutic agents, devices, and other products discussed in this educational activity may not be the same as those indicated in product labeling approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Endocrine Society requires that any discussions of such “off-label” use be based on scientific research that conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis. Before recommending or prescribing any therapeutic agent or device, learners should review the complete prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 CME Certificate of Participation