Balancing Glycemic Management with Need to Address Overweight and Obesity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

This webinar deals with the important and challenging issue of optimizing glycemic management in T2DM patients when obesity is also a concern.  Through a patient case and engaging conversations, Dr. Eckel and Dr. Kashyap review practical strategies for optimizing glycemic control and minimizing the impact from commonly-used medications that are associated with weight gain.


  • The challenge of conventional glycemic medications that can promote weight gain or increase cardiovascular risk
  • Review of treatment guidelines for the individualization of T2DM therapy in patients with overweight or obesity
  • Consideration of glucose-lowering regimens with a favorable effect on weight

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Review key aspects of glycemic management in patients with diabetes and obesity
  • Select antiglycemic therapies with a favorable profile on weight and weight management in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes when appropriate
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Participation
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Robert H. Eckel, MD (Chair/Moderator)
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus<
Denver, CO

Dr. Eckel has nothing to disclose.


Sangeeta R. Kashyap, MD (Faculty)
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Dr. Kashyap discloses the following: 

Grant/Research Support: Fractyl laboratories

Consultant/Advisory Board: GI Dynamics

Non-Mutual funds Stock Ownership/Stock options: Gila Therapuetics

0.5 hour

This activity is supported by educational grant provided by Lilly USA, LLC.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour(s) (.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): JA4008162-9999-22-377-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and others have nothing to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

During the period November 15, 2022 through December 27, 2023, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 75% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at

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For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Participation
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