Operation Diabetes: Optimizing Use of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Activity Three: Operation Game

Released On
May 15, 2020

Expires On
May 15, 2021

Media Type

Completion Time
30 minutes

Education, Endocrinology, Hospitalist, Primary Care


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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

This activity is supported in part by an independent education grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians - maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Physicians Assistants - maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Nurse Practitioners - maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care clinicians. It may also be of benefit to other healthcare professionals who manage patients with diabetes using glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.

Program Overview

The operation game is a fun way to test your knowledge of GLP-1 receptor agonists and to provide patients with a source of information about how GLP-1 receptor agonists work.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Select treatment for patients who have diabetes based on the extraglycemic effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists
  • Formulate management strategies to relieve common adverse events associated with GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy
  • Outline key elements of GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy to include in patient education


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

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell
Vice President, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC
East Hills, NY

Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN, FAADE

Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator
University of Colorado Health
Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Nursing Department
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

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PA Continuing Education

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Vivian Fonseca, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Abbott Laboratories; Asahi Kasea Pharma Corporation; AstraZeneca; Eli Lilly and Company; Intarcia Therapeutics; Novo Nordisk Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • Grant/Research Support: Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Ownership interest: Amgen; BRAVE4Health; Insulin Algorithms; Microbiome Technologies

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

  • Consulting Fees: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Eli Lilly and Company; Intarcia Therapeutics; Novo Nordisk Inc.
  • Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Eli Lilly and Company; Novo Nordisk Inc.

Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN, FAADE

  • Consulting Fees: Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Novo Nordisk Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • Speakers Bureau: Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Novo Nordisk Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

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