Updates on Diabetes Treatments and Pipeline Medications

Target Audience

This continuing education (CE) session was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and other clinicians who routinely prescribe, verify and/or monitor medications.


Activity Overview

This presentation will review and apply the latest diabetes treatments, and discuss pipeline medications currently in development.





Learning Objectives

  • Recall the diagnostic criteria of diabetes mellitus according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Compare agents used in the treatment of DM, including their mechanisms of action, adverse effects, contraindications, cardiovascular effects, and overall effectiveness
  • Review injectable agents used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Select appropriate blood pressure and lipid targets for a patient with DM
  • Design appropriate treatment regimens for a patient with DM and obesity, HTN, and dyslipidemia
  • Discuss acute and chronic complications associated with DM and strategies to prevent or slow disease progression
  • Review landmark trials in type 2 diabetes management
  • Given a patient case, recommend appropriate treatment strategies for initiation of therapy as well as adjustments of therapy when the current medication therapy is not optimized
  • Identify novel and pipeline agents expected to be used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus


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