Diabetes Trends

[Diabetes Trends] How to Select and Start Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Hands-on Demonstration


This webcast will cover strategies to implement in practice to reduce the barriers to insulin initiation, review current guideline recommendations to initiate and titrate insulin in patients with T2DM, compare and contrast currently available basal insulin formulations, and identify the pros and cons of different insulin regimens.

Target Audience
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. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Implement strategies in practice to reduce the barriers to insulin initiation

  2. Apply current guideline recommendations to initiate and titrate insulin in patients with T2DM

  3. Compare and contrast currently available basal insulin formulations and their clinical and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PD/PD) profiles

  4. Identify the pros and cons of different insulin regimens

Activity Launch Date - 12/20/18
Expiration Date - 12/20/19

Diabetes Trends Information
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 second session in the Diabetes Trends series. Find other activities from this series on our website:

Supporter Acknowledgment Statement
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

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.

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.

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