Optimizing Glycemic Control with
Basal Insulin in Complex Patients
with Diabetes


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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

1.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of advances in the management of diabetes

Release Date

July, 23, 2016

Expiration Date

July 23, 2018

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 23, 2016 through July 23, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 6 segments totaling 2.0 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.


Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Diabetes.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Program Faculty and Disclosure

Vivian Fonseca, MD - Program Chair
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Past President, Science and Medicine.
American Diabetes Association

Research Support (to Tulane): Novo Nordisk, Asahi, Eli Lilly, Abbott, Endo Barrier, Gilead Sciences
Honoraria for Consulting and Lectures: Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Pamlabs, AstraZeneca, Abbott, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen

Pablo F. Mora, MD, MSc, FACE, CDE
Diabetes America
Staff Endocrinologist
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Plano, Texas

Consulting: Novo Nordisk
Speaker’s Bureau: Novo Nordisk, Medtronic
Contracted Research: Roche Diabetes

Juan P. Frias, MD, FACE
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Diego, California
Chief Medical Officer
National Research Institute
Los Angeles, California

Consulting Fees: Johnson and Johnson, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi
Contracted Research: Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi

Leigh Perreault MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado

Consultant: Novo Nordisk
Speaker’s Bureau: Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk
Other (Advisory Board): Novo Nordisk, Merck, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim Eli Lilly

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose. Program reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply national guidelines, including the non-strictly algorithmic and flexibly prescriptive 2012 ADA/ EASD Guidelines focused on comprehensive management of diabetes; and identify therapeutic options, based on objective triggers—number and type of OADs, patient needs and preferences, target goal attainment, and other factors—consisting of oral, basal insulin-, and/or combined oral-insulin regimens that provide guideline-consistent care for this population.
  • Explain the physiologic basis of long-acting insulin formulations and how mimicking physiologic insulin triggers and time-activity profiles may improve efficacy and safety of long-acting formulations;
  • Identify patients with T2D who are not meeting target goals for HbA1 and/or other targets require initiation with or who require intensification with basal insulin therapy;
  • Assess and calculate the risks of hypoglycemia in their patients with T2D, counsel their patients on recognizing symptoms of hypoglycemia, and select among therapeutic agents, including established and longer-acting basal insulin-based therapies and combination oral-insulin-based treatments that may reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in this patient subgroup;
  • Understand how new basal insulin formulations in development or recently introduced into clinical use may help reduce the risk of hypoglycemia associated with insulin use;

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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