Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Which Drugs and When to Use Them

This course identifies defects that culminate in type 2 diabetes and the benefits and risk of glucose-lowering medication. Participants will be able to design treatment programs for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the pathophysiological defects that culminate in type 2 diabetes.
  • List the benefits and risks of each major class of glucose-lowering medication.
  • Design rational treatment programs for individual patients with type 2 diabetes.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Inzucchi SE, Bergenstal RM, Buse JB, Diamant M, Ferrannini E, Nauck M, Peters AL, Tsapas A, r R, Matthews DR. Management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a patient-centered approach. Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Diabetes Care 35(6):1364-79, 2012
  • Ismail-Beigi F, Moghissi E, Tiktin M, Hirsch IB, Inzucchi SE, h S. Individualizing glycemic targets in type 2 diabetes mellitus: Implications of recent clinical trials. Annals Intern Med 154(8):554-559, 2011.
  • Wendy L. Bennett, MD, MPH; Nisa M. Maruthur, MD, MHS; Sonal Singh, MD, MPH; Jodi B. Segal, MD, MPH; Lisa M. Wilson, ScM; e Chatterjee, MD, MPH; Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, MD, MBA; Milo A. n, MD, PhD; i Ranasinghe, MD, MPH; Lauren Block, MD; Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH; Susan Hutfless, MPH, PhD; Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; and Shari Bolen, MD, MPHComparative Effectiveness and Safety of Medications for Type 2 Diabetes: An Update Including New Drugs and 2-Drug Combinations. Annals Intern Med 2011 154(9):602-613.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/26/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018

Silvio E. Inzucchi, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Yale Diabetes Center
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Silvio E. Inzucchi, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Merck, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gilead, BMS, Novo Nordisk and Janssen.  He has indicated that his lecture will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

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

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/26/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018
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