Improving the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Improving the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes affects over 25 million Americans, and rates of type 2 diabetes are rapidly increasing. Successful management of diabetes is multi-faceted and includes patient education; lifestyle modification; ongoing clinical contact to determine whether glucose and other cardiovascular risk factors are controlled, and if medication initiation or adjustment is necessary; detection and prevention of diabetes complications; and treatment of related conditions.

Given the large amount of new literature that is produced regularly, it is difficult for healthcare providers to stay up-to-date on recent clinical research results. This course focuses largely on medication therapy, but it also addresses diagnostic, monitoring, and other practice-relevant areas. This activity provides practical information to help clinicians manage diabetes more successfully. This course was developed and jointly provided by the Alosa Foundation ( ).

Diabetes Objectives

• Know the best choice for first-line treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes who require drug treatment.

• Understand when and how to intensify treatment with a second oral agent for patients not controlled on metformin.

• Add insulin promptly when oral agents are not sufficient to achieve A1c goal.

• Target hemoglobin A1c of 7% for most patients with diabetes, but modify the goal (e.g., 8%) for frail older patients in whom overtreatment can pose its own risk.

• Manage hypertension and hyperlipidemia aggressively to prevent type 2 diabetes-related complications.

Course Fees:
MMS Member Physicians: $30
Nonmember Physicians: $55
Allied Health Professionals: $24

Format:  Text & Graphics

CME Credit:
 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 Massachusetts Medical Society and the Alosa Foundation.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

Activity Term
Start: October 15, 2013    
End: October 31, 2017

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Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
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iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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