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Supported by an educational grant from DexCom, Inc.
Overview & Target Audience
This enduring material will educate the participants about the use of glucose monitoring technologies and the devices that are currently available to patients with diabetes. In addition, the emotional benefits associated with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) will be discussed.
This activity is appropriate for diabetes healthcare providers including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others involved in the care of diabetes patients.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the benefits and pitfalls of self monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)
- Give an overview of the development of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technologies (devices currently available and those in development)
- Outline the advantages associated with CGM, including the emotional benefits
- Describe the type of patients who would benefit the most from CGM
- Analyze case presentations of different patient profiles and their CGM readings
- Understand the role of CGM in reducing the A1c values and the time spent in the hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic ranges.
Statement of Need
The content of this educational program was determined by rigorous assessment of educational need including surveys, program feedback, expert faculty assessment, literature review, medical practice and new medical knowledge.
Steven V. Edelman, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego, and the Director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Edelman is also Founder and Director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a series of educational and motivational conferences and health fairs for people living with diabetes.
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All faculty participating are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individualís control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All faculty are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
Dr. Edelman discloses the following commercial relationships: Speaker and consultant for Abbott Diabetes Care, Amylin, Animas, Dexcom, GlaxoSmithKline, Insulet, Medtronic, Takeda
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
BRN: Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. This course is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Cultural Competency Statement
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UCSD CME website.
Streaming video —This is an on-demand internet activity created to meet the needs of the targeted audience.
Method of Participation
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour. To obtain credit, participants should view the video, answer the 5-question multiple-choice post test, and complete the evaluation form online at http://cme.ucsd.edu/cmetests to receive a certificate immediately via e-mail.
For optimal viewing please ensure your system configuration meets the following minimum requirements:
High speed internet connection (lower speeds may degrade quality and speed of download).
Computer no older than 4 years.
Firewall may need to be disabled.
System requirements for viewing on Google™ Video.
Release Date: November 9, 2006 • Termination Date: November 8, 2007