Enduring CE Webinar: Glucose Regulation in the Body: New Understandings for Management

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Glucose Regulation in the Body: New Understandings for Management[Previously Recorded]

Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca LP.

FacultyCurtis L. Triplitt, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Diabetes

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio Texas Diabetes Institute

San Antonio, Texas

Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, CDE, has disclosed the following commercial financial relationships:

Consultant/Advisory Board: Roche, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Speaker’s Bureau: Amylin, Eli Lilly, Pfizer

American Journal of Managed Care

The planning staff from The and the Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education have no relevant commercial financial relationships to disclose related to this activity.

Activity Overview

Pharmacists play an important role in the management of patients with diabetes. With access to data and methods for care coordination, they are critical to efforts to improve diabetes management. Pharmacists can help adopt ongoing, continual care of patients rather than episodic office visits, evaluate the role of newer agents in clinical practice, and advocate for treatment regimens that encourage adherence and persistence on the part of the patient in order to ensure optimal outcomes.


This educational program aims to increase the pharmacist’s understanding of diabetes pathophysiology, while providing a review of glucose regulation by the body by various organs and how they all affect disease progression. This webinar is the first of 2 webinars that will aim to provide full understanding of diabetes pathophysiology and a review of different treatment options that are available to address the various defects that lead to glucose imbalance.

This CE activity consists of a 50-minute presentation following by a Q&A session previously recorded during the live version of this program that was held on October 19, 2011.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine pathophysiology of diabetes and different mechanisms involved in maintaining glucose balance
  • Explain new understandings in defects of glucose balance and their role in the pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Review the role of different organ systems in maintaining glucose homeostasis

Target Audience: Pharmacists.

Type of Activity: Knowledge.

Fee: None.

Length of Webinar: 1 hour including question-and-answer session.

This CE lesson is contained in the following video/webinar:

Glucose Regulation in the Body (WMV - 94.6 MB)

Glucose Regulation in the Body (MP4 - 97.9 MB)

The slides from the CE lesson are available for download:

Glucose Regulation in the Body (PDF - 1.8 MB)

How to Obtain Credit

To receive a CE certificate, participants must view the entire activity online, complete the online 10-question posttest with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the online posttest and evaluation form, participants may immediately print their certificates.

If you received CE credit for the live version of this program held on October 19, 2011, you cannot receive additional CE credit for this enduring version.

Pharmacy Credit

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) under the ACPE universal program number 0290-9999-11-046-H01-P. The program is available for CE credit through October 19, 2013.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Professional Disclaimer:

The information in this presentation is intended for educational use and to stimulate professional discussion among colleagues. It should not be construed as legal advice. There is no way such a brief discussion of an issue or topic for educational or discussion purposes can adequately and fully address the multifaceted and often complex issues that arise in the course of professional practice. Moreover, statutes, regulations and court interpretations of the law can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It is always the best advice for a pharmacist to seek counsel from an attorney who can become thoroughly familiar with the intricacies of a specific situation and render advice in accordance with the full information.

Click Here to complete the posttest and evaluation form.