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Program Detail

Release Date: May-28-13
Credit Expiration Date: May-28-14


Mary T. Korytkowski, MD, MSN
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Credit Hours

Physicians: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM


Online Presentation

Program Description

Primary care practitioners (PCPs) play an important role in helping patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) achieve better glucose control, and encouraging PCPs to become “early adopters” of insulin therapy could result in patients experiencing less chronic hyperglycemia. Insulin therapy initiation can require greater use of resources, time, and effort on the part of both the clinician and the patient, and patient resistance to insulin therapy is common. Critical to all of this are the discussions between health care clinicians and patients regarding the importance of glycemic control, their role in monitoring and managing their diabetes, the importance of intensifying treatment regimens, and the importance of managing complications associated with the therapy.

The goal of this continuing education activity is to expand competency and build skills among PCPs to overcome barriers to more effective glycemic control in their patients with T2DM by improving communications with their patients and, ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

Family physicians, internists, and general practitioners, as well as other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses who practice in the primary care setting.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Presentation: Outline strategies to overcome barriers to initiation of insulin therapy in adults with T2DM.
  2. Presentation: Utilize effective glucose monitoring strategies and current technologies to minimize complications, eg, hypoglycemia.
  3. Patient Simulations: Enhance patient communication skills to improve patients' understanding and abilities to manage their T2DM.
  4. Patient Simulations: Develop effective insulin intensification strategies to improve glycemic control in patients with T2DM.
  5. Patient Simulations: Consider comorbidities and complications of T2DM when developing individualized treatment.


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Dr. Korytkowski discloses that she receives research funding from Sanofi-Aventis and is a consultant to Regeneron.

Planning Committee Disclosure Statement
These additional planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose: Sara Thier, PhD, MPH; Jennifer Lukondi; Susan P. Tyler, M.Ed, CMP, CCMEP; and Rick Ricer, MD.

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Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label or unapproved uses of devices or drugs. Devices or drugs that are still undergoing clinical trials are identified as such and should not be portrayed as standard, accepted therapy. Please consult the full prescribing information before using any product mentioned in the activity. When using drugs in an investigational, off-label manner, it is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to monitor the medical literature to determine recommended dosage and uses of the drugs. Neither the publisher nor the sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Credit Statements

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Cincinnati and MCM Education. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
University of Cincinnati designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company.


Minimum System Requirements: • 1 GHz or Equivalent Processor • 1 GB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 • Mac OS X • iOS 5 or 6 • Linux • 1024x768 Monitor Resolution • Browsers: IE9+, Chrome 25+, Firefox 19+, Safari 5+ • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers/Headphones

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