Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD): A Patient-Focused Approach to Early Recognition and Proper Treatment

Released On
December 31, 2018

Expires On
December 31, 2019

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes


Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD)

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This activity is provided by Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC.


Supported by an educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Rare Disease Report.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward pulmonologists, endocrinologists, diabetes care educators, and other healthcare professionals who are involved management of a patient with CFRD.

Program Overview

During this Medical Crossfire® production titled “Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD): A Patient-Focused Approach to Early Recognition and Proper Treatment,” expert faculty will update the cystic fibrosis (CF) care team, specifically pulmonologists and endocrinologists, on the evolving landscape of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options for the management of patients with CF who have diabetes (CFRD). A unique aspect to this program is incorporating the patient perspective to provide insight into their experience along the continuum of care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review current data on the epidemiology of CFRD and the value of early diagnosis
  • Identify screening recommendations and guidelines for diagnosis of CFRD
  • Describe the use of CFTR-modulating therapies for management of CF
  • Explain guideline-recommended therapies for management of CFRD
  • Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary team to optimize outcomes of patients with CF and CFRD


Carol Brunzell, B.S., RDN, LD, CDE, FAND

Diabetes Education and Self-Management
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Manu Jain, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Adult CF
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Katie Larson Ode, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Iowa City, Iowa

Amir Moheet, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Accreditation Statement

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and for 1.5 contact hours for nurses. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

The following contributors have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Carol Brunzell, B.S., RDN, LD, CDE, FAND

  • No relevant financial information to disclose.

Manu Jain, MD, MSc

  • Grant/Research Support: Vertex; Consultant: Vertex, Gilead, Proteostasis
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Vertex, Gilead

Katie Larson Ode, MD

  • Grant/research support: NIH (NIDDK), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Amir Moheet, MBBS

  • Grant/Research: NIH, IDRF, CFF

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review all activity information, including the learning objectives, disclosure statements, and content. To receive credit for participation, participants must complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade) and program evaluation. Certificates can be printed immediately.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

Disclaimer/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.