Overview

Type 2 diabetes is marked by progressive beta cell dysfunction requiring progressive pharmacological therapy to maintain glucose control.  In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. James R. Gavin III  of Emory University discusses the timely intensification of antihyperglycemic therapy including the initiation of insulin, pharmacologic and clinical differences between currently available basal insulins, and the role of new ultralong-acting basal insulins. He will also discuss how to devise insulin regimens that are specific to the patient needs while minimizing hypoglycemia risk. 

Learning Objectives

  • Implement strategies for the timely intensification of antihyperglycemic therapy, including the initiation of insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes 
  • Describe the pharmacologic and clinical differences between currently available basal insulins
  • Assess the role of new ultralong-acting basal insulins and formulate insulin regimens that are specific to patient needs while minimizing hypoglycemia risk
  • Educate patients about self-management and strategies for prevention and management of hypoglycemia  


Faculty Disclosures

James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD

Speaker’s Bureaus for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advisory Board for Abbott Diabetes Care; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. 

Disclosures

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME Information

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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CME

AANP

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pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.


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This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.20 hour of pharmacology.

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