Diabetes Management: Putting the Patient First
The American Diabetes Association provided an annual update of their Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes in January 2019. The update involved major changes in the lifestyle, psychological and pharmacotherapeutic treatment of persons with type 2 diabetes. Further changes have been made. Attend this CME activity to find out what these changes are, the evidence behind them, and what they mean for you as you provide patient-centric care to improve the journey of persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The management of patients with T2DM has undergone a seismic shift from a glucose- centric to a patient-centric focus with a primary goal of reducing cardiovascular risk. The shift to focus on cardiovascular risk stems not only from the fact that microvascular and macrovascular complications continue to be common in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus but also from evolving evidence clearly demonstrating cardiovascular risk reduction with some antidiabetic medications. To reduce the burden of disease and improve the journey of persons with type 2 diabetes, however, requires understanding the evidence base for these benefits and differences among the antidiabetic medications, and how treatment can be individualized to address the unmet needs of each patient.
At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Initiate patient-centric pharmacotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with metformin-based therapy consistent with current recommendations
- Implement simple strategies in clinical practice to address common unmet needs and concerns of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus that impact treatment adherence and self-management
- Summarize differences among glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors regarding cardiovascular safety and benefits
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Wendy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2019 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics both of which have won numerous awards. In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.
Dr. Wright is the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career. She is the founder of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues. In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences at numerous conferences. She is the nurse practitioner representative to the State of NH Immunization Advisory Board. Wendy is frequently consulted by malpractice attorneys around the area of clinical practice.
Continuing education credits are provided by Primary Care Education Consortium (PCEC).
PCEC designates this enduring material for 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other clinicians may receive CE credit from the respective organizations.
Course and educational credits are provided by Primary Care Education Consortium (PCEC) and is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.
Course Expiration Date: August 31, 2020