Individualizing and Optimizing Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes in Long-Term Care Settings

Released On
May 17, 2022

Expires On
May 17, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Cardiology, Case Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Geriatric Medicine, Home Care, Hospitalist, Primary Care

Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Geriatric Medicine, Diabetes

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This activity is provided by Horizon CME.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US.

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

The target audience for this educational initiative are geriatricians, endocrinologists, primary care providers, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with diabetes.

Program Overview

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic medical condition which poses serious health risks to older patients in long-term care facilities. In this GapEd Webcast, expert faculty will illustrate through patient cases the importance of individualized A1C goals and strategies on how to optimize glycemic control while simplifying regimens, minimizing hypoglycemia risk, and improving interdisciplinary communication. Through this gap-based activity, learners will be able to skip content they know well and view content that is consider essential by the faculty or they have a demonstrated gap in knowledge.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Individualize A1C goals based on patient- and disease-specific factors
  • Compare and contrast fixed-ratio combinations of GLP-1 receptor agonists (RA) plus basal insulin with other insulin regimens
  • Devise glucose-lowering regimens that optimize quality of life and glucose control and minimize hypoglycemia
  • Implement strategies to improve interdisciplinary communication and facility care processes to optimize diabetes outcomes




Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP

Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics
Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Meenakshi Patel, MD, FACP, MMM, CMD

Clinical Associate Professor, Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Physician Accreditation Statement

Horizon CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Horizon CME designates this live activity 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.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Horizon CME (HCME) ensures that continuing education activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to influence the content of an accredited continuing education activity provided by Horizon CME are required to disclose to HCME any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. All reported relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by Horizon CME.

Faculty, Authors, and Content Developers Disclosures

Naushira Pandya, MD
  • Advisory Board or Consultant: ParadimLTC
  • Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca and Lilly

Meenakshi Patel, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete the post-test
  4. Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Horizon CME requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.


This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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