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Course Director

Kenneth Cusi
Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Faculty

Guillermo Umpierrez
Guillermo Umpierrez, MD

Grady Health System
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Accredited by

University of Florida College of Medicine

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2012-Sep-17
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free

Activity Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in diabetes discuss strategies to optimize glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, with an emphasis on recent treatment recommendations and the appropriate use of insulin therapy.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify specific concerns to achieving and maintaining glycemic control with insulin therapy in patients with diabetes
  • Explain why clinical practice guidelines may differ from expert opinion and/or some clinical data
  • In patients with diabetes, identify a specific cascade of physiologic processes as a target for therapeutic intervention
  • Demonstrate the differential benefits and limitations of various insulin strategies including combination therapy to individualize treatment in patients with diabetes
  • Examine appropriate adjuncts to insulin and integrate such strategies into practice to achieve optimal glycemic control

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Internet
Release and Expiration Dates: September 17, 2012 - September 16, 2013
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, the University of Florida College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director and Interviewee

Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Interviewee

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
Professor of Medicine
ACTSI CIN Associate Program Director
Section Head, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Grady Health System
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Merck & Co., Inc. and sanofi-aventis.

Medical Director

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Sponsorship, Credit & Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity is jointly sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

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