CGM 101: Strategies for Primary Care Providers and Ancillary Staff
Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE
Manager of Nutrition and Diabetes Education Programs
UW Medicine–UW Neighborhood Clinics
Anne Peters, MD
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Aaron J. Kowalski, PhD
President and CEO
New York, NY
Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA
New York, NY
Aly Bancroft, MPH
Associate Program Officer
Type 1 Diabetes Program
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
New York, NY
Jaime Symowicz, PhD
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Director of CME
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Interpret downloaded data for currently available CGM devices
- Implement CGM in your primary care practice
This activity is intended for primary care clinicians (primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses), pharmacists, endocrinologists, and certified diabetes educators.
Statement of Need
In the United States, approximately 1.25 million individuals have type 1 diabetes (T1D), which includes about 200,000 youth (those younger than 20 years old) and more than 1 million adults (those age 20 and older). Among these individuals, only 17% of youth and 21% of adults are reaching their HbA1c goals. In addition, T1D is a challenging and demanding condition, and many individuals are burdened by insulin treatment plans, hypoglycemia concerns, and psychosocial issues. However, technological advances and new therapies continue to emerge that can help address patients’ challenges and encourage them take a more active role in their care. Because the incidence of T1D is expected to increase to 5 million people by 2050, it is imperative that primary care clinicians stay up-to-date on all aspects of T1D care to improve patient outcomes, such as other measures to assess clinical outcomes; the role of continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, and adjunctive therapies; and the importance of providing support for psychosocial issues.
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Certified Diabetes Educators who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ awarded for the activity. The National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) does not approve continuing education, continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE list of Approved Providers (www.ncbde.org).
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CE material, watch the webcast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: July 30, 2019
Rerelease Date: July 29, 2020
Expiration Date: July 28, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes
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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.
Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
Anne Peters, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Livongo, MannKind Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk, Pendulum Therapeutics, Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.
Ownership Interest: Livongo, Mellitus Health, Omada Health, Pendulum Therapeutics, Stability Health
Aly Bancroft, MPH, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
Aaron J. Kowalski, PhD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
The peer reviewers and other activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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Acknowledgment of Commercial Support
This activity is funded in part by JDRF and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.
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