The landscape of diabetes treatment has shifted from a “one-size-fits-all” paradigm to one involving individualized care accounting for patient factors, preferences, and comorbidities. Participate in this 90-minute expert panel discussion to learn about the safety and efficacy of newer non-insulin therapies for type 2 diabetes, such as SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors, and their combinations. Faculty experts will answer crucial participant questions, explain considerations for selecting therapies based on guideline recommendations, and distill the latest clinical data for non-insulin T2DM management into concepts relevant to primary care.
For a growing number of patients with diabetes, concentrated insulins may be the ideal agents in order to best address challenges of insulin resistance while improving health outcomes. However, the unique properties of these agents mean that each form of concentrated insulin serves a specific function in the overall management of diabetes. It is critical that clinicians are comfortable distinguishing concentrated insulins and selecting ideal patients for treatment as an intimate knowledge of these agents will allow clinicians to optimize treatment and reduce risks. In this interactive case-based roundtable discussion, expert faculty will guide learners through overcoming barriers associated with insulin use, distinguishing among approved concentrated insulin products, identifying patients who would benefit from concentrated insulin therapy, and employing best practices in management in order to minimize risks such as hypoglycemia.
Join expert faculty for a comprehensive, case-based discussion on insulin therapy. This interactive activity will examine insulin initiation, available and emerging insulin options, ways to overcome barriers to insulin, how and when to advance therapy, and practical tips to prevent and treat hypoglycemia.
Through real-time interaction with faculty, learners will evaluate the differences between conventional and newer basal insulins and review the clinical impact of hypoglycemia, as well as the strategies for detecting, preventing, and managing hypoglycemia.
In this talk, the speaker will discuss goals of treatment as it relates to microvascular complication risk reduction and reasons for using insulin in specific populations, focusing on type 2 diabetes. Additionally, learners will review currently available short- and long-acting insulins on the U.S. market and associated risks and benefits of use. Finally, the speaker will expand on the practical use of insulin (i.e., when to start, how to titrate, etc.).
This patient case highlights the role of the newer, long-acting basal insulins in managing T2DM. It will include a practical discussion on initiating long-acting insulin and mitigating the side effects of hypoglycemia and lipodystrophy.
This case examines the management of a patient experiencing episodes of nocturnal hypoglycemia on premixed and prandial insulin. Areas of concentration include switching to ultra-long-acting basal insulin (including dose conversions), hypoglycemia self-management, depression and anxiety in patients with diabetes, and lipodystrophy.
In this case presentation, Dr. Mathioudakis shares strategies for treatment intensification while minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia and highlights the differences between conventional and newer basal insulin products. He also describes how to appropriately initiate and dose newer basal insulin products in patients with type 2 diabetes.
This case follows treatment intensification in a patient with T2DM that remains uncontrolled on oral therapy. Participants will consider ways to overcome barriers to injectable therapy, advance to combination injectable therapy, and determine the best fixed-ratio GLP-1 RA/basal insulin formulation based on the patient’s blood glucose readings.
In this Expert Perspective Dr. Vanita Aroda explains the advantages of a physiologic approach to T2DM treatment. She will specifically highlight the benefits of combining a GLP-1 receptor agonist with basal insulin and discuss fixed-ratio coformulations of these therapies.