Virtual CME Program

1.00 CME/CE Credit

Employing Innovation and Overcoming Inertia: New Options in Basal Insulin

Are you comfortable distinguishing among traditional and newer basal insulins and selecting appropriate therapy for patients with diabetes? This 60-minute session delivers a deep dive into the differences among available insulin agents and helps you optimize treatment and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia. Expert faculty will guide you through a patient case that illustrates how to employ a patient-centered approach to insulin therapy with a strong focus on effective patient-clinician communication. You’ll walk away with guideline-concordant strategies to alleviate patient fears and hesitancies toward insulin and avoid costly therapeutic inertia.


CME/CE Information

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.00 ABIM MOC or 1.00 AANP, including 1.00 AANP Pharm

Release Date: 10/26/2022

Expiration Date: 10/26/2023


Learning Objectives

  • Appraise the clinician barriers that can slow or prevent the initiation and/or intensification of basal insulin therapy for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)
  • Identify patients who could benefit from newer long-acting basal insulins
  • Implement guideline-directed therapy for basal insulin initiation, intensification, and adjustment in various patient scenarios, including in cases of patients already on multiple antihyperglycemic agents
  • Outline communication strategies to overcome patient barriers to insulin use and adherence


Michelle F. Magee, MD, MBBCh, BAO, LRCPSI

MedStar Health Diabetes Institute
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

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Jay H. Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

Primary Care Department
Diabetes Services
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA

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The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Michelle F. Magee, MD: Researcher for Novo Nordisk and Uluru. 

Jay H. Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP: Advisor for Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Nevro, and Novo Nordisk. Consultant for Abbott, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk

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

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040308. 


Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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. 

Supporters and Partners

Commercial Supporter

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Education Partner

Pri-Med Institute

Fine Print

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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients. Data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the activity release date and they are subject to change as new information is published.

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Pri-Med programs are owned and operated by DBC Pri-Med, LLC, a division of Diversified Communications, Inc. Pri-Med Institute, the accredited division of Pri-Med, is accredited with commendation by the ACCME and approved as a provider of continuing education by the AANP. Pri-Med Institute is the accredited provider for this activity.

Disclosures and Conflict of Interest
Pri-Med Institute requires all individuals in a position to influence educational content for Pri-Med Institute-certified CME/CE activities to disclose relevant personal financial relationships with commercial interests prior to contributing to its educational activities. Pri-Med Institute assesses disclosed relationships and follows a defined process to resolve real or implied conflicts to ensure, to the best of its ability, that all educational content is free of commercial bias. Financial disclosures are listed in the activity syllabus and will also be printed on the slides and announced at the start of each presentation.

Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
During the course of their presentations, the faculty may mention uses of products that have not been approved in the United States for the indication(s) being discussed. All presenters are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. In addition, specific slides will include notation of the off-label use or investigational agent being discussed. Views presented related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed by Pri-Med Institute or DBC Pri-Med, LLC.

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Employing Innovation and Overcoming Inertia: New Options in Basal Insulin