Advances In™ Diabetes: Considerations for the Adolescent Patient Population in Type 2 Diabetes

Released On
August 30, 2019

Expires On
August 30, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Cardiology, Endocrinology


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

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward primary care physicians, pediatricians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of pediatric T2DM.

Program Overview

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in adolescents and young adults is on the rise. There are multiple indicators establishing that diabetes is and will continue to be a major healthcare issue in terms of economic, societal, and personal impact. Evidence also suggests that young-onset T2DM has a more aggressive disease phenotype, leading to premature development of complications, with adverse effects on quality of life and unfavorable effects on long-term outcomes, raising the possibility of a future public health catastrophe. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents presents several challenges for clinicians and patients, differing from their adult counterparts. Current therapies indicated for use in children and adolescents with T2DM are limited to metformin and insulin. Few studies have examined other antihyperglycemic agents in children and adolescents, and although there are many ongoing studies, they face several challenges from both a trial design and a regulatory standpoint. As a result, the current therapeutic options for children and adolescents with T2DM is comparatively limited compared with adult patients, and long-term glycemic control can be more challenging to maintain.

Benefits of Participating

  • Learn about strategic measures to improve on care of pediatric patients with T2DM, not limited to treatment options, including ways to address compliance and adherence, and methods to increase patient education
  • Increase awareness of current guidelines and recommendations for treatment of T2DM in children and adolescents
  • Gain knowledge about best practices as a way to enhance clinical decision-making when examining treatment options available for the pediatric population with T2DM

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify unique challenges in pediatric patients with T2DM, including treatment options, compliance, and barriers for new clinical trials in antihyperglycemic agents
  • Review current guidelines and recommendations for treatment of pediatric patients with T2DM
  • Evaluate ongoing clinical trials of antihyperglycemic agents in the treatment of pediatric patients with T2DM


Kristen Nadeau, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics
Research Director, Pediatric Endocrinology
Research Director, Pediatric Bariatric Surgery
Co-Chair, CCTSI Scientific Advisory Committee (SARC)
Director, Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA), University of Colorado SOM
University of Colorado Medicine
Denver, CO

Dr. Amy Sanghavi Shah, MD, MS

Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology
Director, Adolescent Type 2 Diabetes Program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati OH

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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Kristen Nadeau, MD, MS, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Dr. Amy Sanghavi Shah, MD, MS

  • Grant/Research Support: National Institutes of Health
  • Speakers Bureau: Akcea Pharmaceuticals

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