Diabetes Trends

[Diabetes Trends] Treating Diabetes Beyond A1C: Considerations for Cardiovascular Protection

Overview

Overview
This webcast will review the safety and efficacy of recent trials for SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 RAs on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes. This activity will also explore the impact that diabetes agents with positive CV outcomes have on cardiometabolic markers and how CV outcomes data may impact management of patients with type 2 diabetes.

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. Review the safety and efficacy of recent trials for SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 RAs on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes

  2. Discuss the effects of diabetes agents with positive CV outcomes have on Cardiometabolic markers including lipids, blood pressure, weight, A1C, and hypoglycemia risk

  3. Assess the impact of CV outcomes data for the practical management of patients with type 2 diabetes

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

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.

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Faculty

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Jennifer B. Green, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Duke University Medical Center 
Division of Endocrinology 
Durham, NC 

Faculty Bio
Jennifer B. Green, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition at Duke University; is a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI); and served as chief of the endocrinology section at the Durham VA medical center from 2003-2017. 

Dr. Green’s research has focused primarily upon strategies to predict, prevent, and treat diabetes mellitus.  In particular, she is interested in the effects of various interventions to modify glycemic control, dyslipidemia, and hypertension upon cardiovascular and other diabetes-related complications.  She has served as an investigator in federally funded clinical trials of type 2 diabetes management including ACCORD, BARI 2D, and GRADE, and is a member of the data and safety monitoring board for the NIDDK consortium of artificial pancreas studies. Her work with the DCRI has included protocol development, oversight of adjudication committees, and clinical and operational leadership for several large, international trials designed to determine the cardiovascular effects of glucose-lowering medications (TECOS, EXSCEL, and Harmony Outcomes). She serves as US coordinating center PI and US national representative for the EMPA-Kidney trial. Dr. Green also leads a study team within the DCRI and Duke Data Science groups focused upon utilization of electronic health data to guide and improve medical decision-making in the care of patients with diabetes.

Dr. Green completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Virginia, her internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina, and her endocrinology fellowship at Duke University.  


Faculty Disclosure Statement
Dr. Green has served on an Advisory Board for Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi, and NovoNordisk. She has performed contracted research for GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, AstraZeneca, and Intarcia. 

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Additional non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose in the last 12 months. 

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Accreditation

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of Horizon CME. Horizon CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Credit Designation
Horizon CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How To Claim Credit

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