Clinical Brief: Use of Insulin Pumps in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of Guidelines and Evidence

This clinical brief, adapted from a presentation at the 2021 CMHC Spring meeting, offers an overview of insulin pumps and insulin delivery systems for T2DM, as well as expert feedback and practical strategies on how to integrate them to patient care.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for US-based healthcare professionals, including primary care clinicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), endocrinologists, diabetologists, pharmacists, cardiologists, lipidologists, dieticians, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Summarize the recent advances in insulin pump therapy for patients with T2DM
• Recognize the benefits of insulin pump therapy and how to initiate it in T2DM patients who are unable to meet glycemic goals despite multiple-daily insulin injections

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 ANCC
  • 0.25 CDE
  • 0.25 Participation
Course opens: 
09/15/2021
Course expires: 
09/15/2022
Rating: 
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Grazia Aleppo, MD, FACE, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes Education Program
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism
and Molecular Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Dr. Aleppo discloses the following:

Consulting Fees: Dexcom, Insulet
Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk, Dexcom, Eli-Lilly, Insulet

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY
0.25 hours

EDUCATIONAL GRANT SUPPORT

This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from Medtronic.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba 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.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours. Designated for 0.25 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) (0.025 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is an knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): UPDATE

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.

CONTINUING DIETICIAN EDUCATION
This program offers 0.25 CPEUs for dieticians.

ABIM MOC CERTIFICATION

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
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 managers have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
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.

DISCLAIMER
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.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION & REQUEST FOR CREDIT
During the period September 15, 2021 through September 15, 2022, 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 CMHC_Eval@cardiometabolichealth.org.

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

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

  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 ANCC
  • 0.25 CDE
  • 0.25 Participation
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A computer with an internet connection

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