Incorporating Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in the Individualized Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Released On
March 29, 2019

Expires On
March 29, 2020

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

Specialty
Endocrinology, Nutrition

Topic(s)
Diabetes

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.


Supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of family practice and other primary care clinicians involved in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Clinicians, at the forefront of primary care, need to be up to date on the pharmacology of newer GLP-1 RAs, how to distinguish among available and emerging agents within the class, which patients will most benefit from GLP-1 RAs, and how to best incorporate them into patient management plans.

Learning Objectives

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the mechanisms of action by which current and emerging GLP-1 RAs exert beneficial glycemic and extraglycemic effects on patients with T2D.
  • Match current and emerging GLP-1 RAs with appropriate patients based on unique agent characteristics (eg, dosing strategies, efficacy, and safety), current guideline recommendations, patient clinical characteristics, and patient preferences.
  • Describe clinician–patient communication strategies for promoting patient adherence to T2D treatment plans that include injectable therapies.

Faculty

Faculty Presenter

Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Steering Committee

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Director, Unger Concierge Primary Care Medical Group
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

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Credit Designation Statement

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit

This Enduring Material activity, Incorporating Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in the Individualized Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/29/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Faculty/Steering Committee

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

  • Consulting Fees: Abbott Laboratories; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc
  • Speaker Bureau: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc
  • Contracted Research: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc; Mylan NV; Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
  • Ownership Interest: Novo Nordisk, Inc
  • Royalty: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Vivian Fonseca, MD

  • Contracted Research: Bayer HealthCare; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Consulting Fees: Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation; AstraZeneca; Eli Lilly and Company; Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc; Novo Nordisk Inc; Sanofi-Aventis US LLC; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

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Peer reviewer, Carol Levy, MD, CDE, has the following relationships to disclose:
Retained Consultant: Sanofi-Aventis US LLC

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