Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is at the forefront of new diabetes technologies and can lead to improved care for many people, but the expanding market challenges primary care clinicians to keep up with guidelines on how and when to use personal and professional CGM devices. This curriculum, developed in partnership with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), will educate clinicians on how to identify people who are candidates for CGM, interpret CGM data, and adjust treatment plans, while effectively involving patients in these decisions. These practical strategies and insights for using CGM will help transform this new technology from a specialty-based tool to an integral part of diabetes management in the primary care setting.

You can earn up to 2.0 CME/CE credits in total by completing all 3 of the modules in this curriculum. Two podcasts are also included that are designed to share with patients who want to know more about CGM; they do not qualify for CME/CE credit. This curriculum includes:

A series of 3 text-based adaptive learning modules
2 Patient education podcasts (~15-20 minutes each)


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the types of available diabetes CGM devices/technology
  • Select patients who would benefit from continuous glucose monitoring based on the most recent guidelines
  • Review the components of the ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) and the guidelines for time in range (TIR)
  • Apply CGM data to clinical decisions, including post-prandial glucose management (PPM)
  • Employ shared decision-making and team-based care in diabetes management to encourage medication and device adherence




Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES

Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/CGM Program Coordinator
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center
Cleveland, OH

Patricia H. Montesinos, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

MedStar Diabetes Institute
Washington, DC

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