[Diabetes Trends] Considerations for Advancing Treatment After Metformin
This webcast will outline current guideline recommendations for treatment intensification in patients not achieving glycemic control on metformin, discuss the clinical and patient-specific considerations for treatment selection in patients requiring treatment intensification and assess the benefits and risks of newer fixed-dose oral combination therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The target audience for this educational activity is primary care physicians (internal medicine, family practice MD/DOs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) who practice in a primary care setting.
Outline current guideline recommendations for treatment intensification in patients not achieving glycemic control on metformin
Discuss the clinical and patient-specific considerations for treatment selection in patients requiring treatment intensification
Assess the benefits and risks of newer fixed-dose oral combination therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Activity Launch Date - 12/20/18
Expiration Date - 12/20/19
The Diabetes Trends webcast series was adapted from a series of live programs presented in the Fall of 2018 in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). The goal of Diabetes Trends was to foster collaboration, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer interaction among primary care physicians and advanced practice providers who are actively engaged in the clinical care of diabetes patients.
This activity was originally presented as the first session in the Diabetes Trends series. Find other activities from this series on our website:
- [Session 1] Considerations for Advancing Treatment After Metformin
- [Session 2] How to Select and Start Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Hands-on Demonstration
- [Session 3] Novel Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Post-Prandial Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: Fixed-Ratio GLP-1 RA and Basal Insulin Combinations
- [Session 4] Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Implications for Primary Care in Management of Type 2 Diabetes
- [Session 5] Treating Diabetes Beyond A1C: Considerations for Cardiovascular Protection
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.
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Vivian Fonseca, MD, FRCP
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Medicine, the Tullis–Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, and chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and the Board of Trustees of the American College of Endocrinology. He is a Past President for Science and Medicine of the American Diabetes Association (2012), and has held a leadership role and served on various committees in several other organizations including the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Endocrinology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Fonseca has served as a Consultant and given lectures for Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi- Aventis, Eli Lilly, Astra- Zeneca, Intarcia, Asahi. Tulane University has received Research Grants from Bayer and Boehringer Ingelheim.
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