Curtis L. Triplitt, PharmD, CDE
Department of Medicine
Division of Diabetes
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio Texas Diabetes Institute
San Antonio, Texas
Type 2 diabetes mellitus accounts for 80% to 90% of cases of diabetes in the United States. These patients often present as adults, although increasing rates of obesity are leading to onset of the disease in adolescents and children. Type 2 diabetes represents a large number of different primary genetic and environmental insults leading to relative insulin deficiency—an imbalance of insulin production and insulin requirements.
This pre-recorded activity will provide pharmacists with a review of the available and emerging pharmacologic treatments for achieving glucose balance and how each medication addresses the numerous metabolic deficits seen in patients with diabetes.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe mechanism of action of currently available pharmacologic options for the management of type 2 diabetes
2. Address the pharmacologic target and outcome associated with each medication
3. Review emerging antidiabetic agents, their role in diabetes management, and how they will address defects in glucose regulation
Release date: January 25, 2012
Expiration date: January 25, 2014
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Length of Webinar: 1 hour including a question-and-answer session
Target Audience: Pharmacists
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca LP.
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 activity is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-11-061-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through January 25, 2014.
Important: If you received CE credit for the live version of this program held on January 25, 2012, you cannot receive additional CE credit for this enduring version.
How to Obtain Credit
To receive their statement of credit, participants must view the webinar in its entirety and complete the online evaluation form and online posttest with a score of 70% or better. After successful completion of the online evaluation form and posttest, participants may immediately print their statement of credit.
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The faculty and planning staff have disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months.
Curtis L.Triplitt, PharmD, CDE, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
Consultant/Advisory Board: Roche, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Speaker’s Bureau: Amylin, Eli Lilly, Pfizer
The American Journal of Managed Care
Planning staff—Jeff Prescott, PharmD, RPh, Ida Delmendo, Kara L. Guarini, MS, and Christina Doong, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.
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