Best Practices in Achieving Optimal A1C Targets and Post Prandial Glycemic Control
Release Date: December 22, 2016
Expiration Date: December 31, 2018 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Reference Number: 16092334-A
Overview: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients on metformin or basal insulin struggle with post-prandial glucose control and overall optimal HgA1c levels. Rapid acting insulin is often met with patient resistance for its lack of convenience, precise timing and potential adverse effects with hypoglycemia. The updated EASD/ADA position statement recommends an alternative therapeutic option with the medication class GLP-1RAs. This activity is designed to allow providers to overcome clinical inertia leading to stagnated subpar therapies and gain confidence and competency in implementing GLP-1RAs in T2DM patients with stagnated subpar therapies.
After completing this activity, the learner will be better able to:
- Discuss current patient-centered guidelines for achieving HbA1c targets in T2DM
- Discuss the pathophysiologic defects contributing to postprandial hyperglycemia in patients with T2DM
- Identify strategies for providing timely, individualized, evidence-based treatment options to improve post-prandial glucose control
- Increase competency in comparing pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prandial insulins vs. GLP-1RAs in patients on basal insulin who have not yet achieved HbA1c targets
- Evaluate clinical evidence regarding the safety, efficacy, and individualized use of GLP-1 RAs in combination with basal insulin
Angela Thompson FNP-C, CDE, BC-ADM
Celia Levesque RN, MSN, CNS-BC, NP-C, CDE, BC-ADM
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies and is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. Angela Thompson and Celia Levesque have no relevant relationships to disclose.
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