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Overcoming Clinical Inertia in Diabetes: Start with the Guidelines

Overcoming Clinical Inertia in Diabetes: Start with the Guidelines


Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1 hour


August 6, 2018


May 31, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Pharmacy Credits

Pharmacists may earn 1.00 CPE Credit (0.10 CEU) by completing this course on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) website. Please click here to go to the course (you will leave the myCME website, and free registration on the ASHP website is required). Your certificate will save on and will not be included in your myCME CME History.

Accredited Provider

This continuing medical education activity is provided by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Merck

Program Description

This activity will provide an overview of the current diabetes guidelines and the challenge of clinical inertia when caring for patients with diabetes. The use of individualized therapy will be explained. Optimization of therapy will then be discussed based on glycemic profiles, adverse effects, and safety.

Intended Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants caring for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the current treatment guidelines for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe approaches to improve glycemic control including the use of stepwise and combination therapy.
  • Discuss clinical inertia and barriers to achieving treatment goals.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with ACCME and ACPE Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP policy requires that all faculty, planners, reviewers, staff, and others in a position to control the content of this presentation disclose their financial relationships. In this activity, only the individuals below have disclosed a relevant financial relationship. No other persons associated with this presentation have disclosed any relevant financial relationships.


Curtis L. Triplitt, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Associate Director
Diabetes Research Unit
Texas Diabetes Institute, University Health System
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Triplitt discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, and Janssen
Consultant: Merck

Eric L. Johnson, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Assistant Medical Director, Altru Diabetes Center
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, ND

Dr. Johnson discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau: Medtronic and Novo Nordisk
Advisory Board: Novo Nordisk and Sanofi

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The planners and managers reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


In order to receive credit, participants must complete the post-test and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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