Clinical Conversations on the Use of Technology in the Primary Care Setting

Program Medium 
Internet-based program

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period March 28, 2022 through March 28, 2024, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view activity, totaling 1.0 hours, to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity
1.0 hours. Physicians must study the enduring activity, and are expected to view every segment to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit.

Course Overview
In this web-based program, physicians will learn about how recent developments in sensor-based continuous glucose monitoring have advanced the management of Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes.

Release Date
March 28, 2022

Expiration Date
March 28, 2024

Intended Audience
This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in developing, delivering, consulting, and monitoring care for patients with Type 2 or Type 2 diabetes, including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, internists, and related clinicians.

Registration
Participation in this activity is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure
Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE
Director, Unger Primary Care Concierge Medical Group
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Associate Medical Director Mission Hospice
Director Metabolic Studies Catalina Research Institute, LLC; Montclair CA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine
Medical Director, Akasha Recovery Center, Cardiff By The Sea, CA

Abbot Diabetes: Primary Care Advisory Board, Speaker.
Dexcom: Primary Care Advisory Board.
Medtronic Diabetes: Primary Care Advisory Board.

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure 
Program Managers Gideon Bosker, MD and Denise Leary have nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline and discuss the evidentiary basis for senor/patch-based CGM technologies, and how to best Implement CGM-based technologies into their overall diabetes care plans for patients with T1D and T2D.
  • Analyze the rationale and evidence for recommending and facilitating adoption of technology-centric CGM monitoring and treatment plans using patch-and-reader-based technologies.
  • Compare and contrast available CGM-facilitating monitoring technologies and pair such technologies with optimal patient profiles.
  • Educate patients with diabetes about the rationale, evidence, and outcome- optimizing results associated with technology-based, patient-centric and physician-directed CGM monitoring strategies that can be used to effect optimal lifestyle, diet-, and pharmacology-based approaches to attaining guideline-based HA1c levels in patients with T1d and T2D.
  • Identify which patients with diabetes are ideal candidates for a technology-based, patient-directed glucose monitoring system.
  • Interpret and apply data and results from clinical trials and experts with experience in CGM-facilitating monitoring technologies to improve patient care, improve safety of drug therapy for T1D and T2D, detect and mitigate risk of hypoglycemia, improve patient- and physician-directed changes in antidiabetic therapy, reinforce the safe use of antidiabetic drugs, and facilitate patient-activated drug titration, glycemic monitoring and disease management.
  • Translate landmark clinical studies focused on CGM-based technologies to the front lines of clinical practice in the diabetes and primary care setting; and understand the translational implications of deploying sensor-based, CGM-based technologies as a foundational approach to improving outcomes in patients across the spectrum of diabetes.
  • Educate other clinical providers on the diabetes care team about the rationale, role, evidence, and outcome-enhancing results that are derived from employing technology-based CGM strategies—both patient- and physician-directed—across the broad spectrum of patients with diabetes.

Hardware and Software Requirements:
To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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Published

March 31, 2022

Expires

April 1, 2024

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Jeffrey R. Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

Jeffrey R. Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice Fellow, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine Director, Unger Concierge Primary Care Medical Group Director, ...