Cases and Conversations: Individualizing Diabetes Care in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: Developing the Optimal Treatment Plan With Your Patient

Released On
July 7, 2022

Expires On
July 7, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Primary Care 

Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease

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


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Credit Available

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

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

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward nephrology nurses and nurse practitioners who treat patients with diabetes and CKD.

Program Overview

This online, on-demand virtual symposium brings together experts in diabetic kidney disease. In this educational program, these experts use a case-based format to discuss renal and cardiovascular involvement in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), team-based approaches to disease management, and treatment options tailored to individual patient needs.

This educational activity is an archive of a live symposium held on May 22, 2022.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the impact of progressive CKD on quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Identify the optimal CKD treatment option(s) based on patient clinical characteristics and benefits/risks of currently approved agents
  • Formulate a personalized, multidisciplinary, team-designed treatment plan for CKD based on shared patient-clinician goals of therapy


Wendy L. Wright


Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner
Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Concord and Amherst, NH

Leah Smith


Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Director of Advanced Practitioners
Metrolina Nephrology Associates
Chief Education Officer and Co-Founder
Interactive Nephrology
APP Practice Clinical Consultant
Clear Edge Medical Management
Mooresville, NC

Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells, DNP, ACNP, CNN-NP, FNKF

Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Accreditation/Credit Designation

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

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

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hours.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

  • Consultant: Bayer: CKD; GlaxoSmithKline: osteoarthritis/pain; Idorsia: insomnia; Merck, Moderna, Pfizer, Seqirus, and Sanofi: vaccines; Shield Therapeutics: iron deficiency anemia
  • Speakers’ Bureau: AbbVie and Biohaven: migraines; Idorsia: insomnia; Merck, Sanofi, and Pfizer: vaccines

Leah Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Catherine Wells, DNP, ACNP, CNN-NP, FNKF, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.
You may immediately download your certificate.

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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a health care professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or 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 PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.