Overview

Individualized care is crucial to successful type 2 diabetes (T2DM) management. The emergence of newer oral therapies that not only help to improve glycemic control but also reduce cardiovascular and other risks has dramatically changed the landscape of diabetes care. Understanding when and how to intensify treatment with this expanded toolbox is challenging for clinicians. By reviewing the latest guidelines and clinical data, participants will receive practical strategies to maximize and combine oral therapies, increase adherence, and individualize care in the treatment of diabetes. 

Learning Objectives

  • Set glycemic goals and sequence oral treatments based on the latest T2DM management guidelines
  • Select oral combination antidiabetic therapies based on patient and disease specific characteristics
  • Utilize available oral fixed-dose combinations to maximize adherence to treatment 

Faculty

Richard E. Pratley, MD

Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Medical Director
AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Orlando, FL 

Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH, FACE

Associate Professor
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA 

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Richard E. Pratley, MD

Consultant for AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Glytec, LLC; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lilly, Merck & Co., Inc.; Mundipharma; Novo Nordisk Inc.; Pfizer; and Sanofi US. Contracted Research for Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals; Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novo Nordisk Inc.; and Sanofi US. Speaker’s Bureau for Novo Nordisk Inc. 

Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH, FACE 

Advisory Board for Novo Nordisk Inc. and Sanofi US. Contracted Research for AstraZeneca. Speaker’s Bureau for Novo Nordisk Inc.

 

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

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This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.40 hour of pharmacology.

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Commercial Supporter

Merck & Co., Inc.

Education Partner

pmiCME


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