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Program Detail

Release Date: February-06-12
Credit Expiration Date: February-05-13


John J. Russell, MD
Associate Director of Family Medicine Residency
Abington Memorial Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Jenkintown, PA

Serena Cardillo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Credit Hours

Estimated amount of time to complete: 30 minutes


Clinical Case Challenge (Online)

Program Description

Type 2 diabetes (type 2 DM) has reached an epidemic level in the United States. An estimated 25.8 million people have diabetes, about 8.3% percent of the U.S. population. About 90%-95% of adults who have diabetes have type 2 DM. Uncontrolled type 2 DM doubles a person’s risk for death, and on average individuals with type 2 DM lose 10-15 years of life. Because a large proportion of their patients continue to struggle with achieving optimal glycemic control, the management of type 2 DM is a major clinical challenge for primary care clinicians.

These clinicians have the opportunity to improve outcomes in patients with type 2 DM by making a greater commitment to achieving treatment goals and motivating their patients to improve self management; by expanding their ability to tailor treatment approaches and minimize side effects of treatment; and by gaining knowledge and competency regarding optimal use of new and emerging type 2 DM therapies. The goal of this continuing medical education activity is to enhance the ability of primary care clinicians to help their patients achieve optimal glycemic control, ultimately improving outcomes for patients.

Target Audience

Primary care clinicians and other health care practitioners interested or involved in the care of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Modify treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes with inadequate glycemic control.
  2. Incorporate the appropriate use of DPP-4 inhibitors into type 2 diabetes treatment plans to improve glycemic control.


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Planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose.

The information presented in this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual contributors, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, Temple University School of Medicine, Temple University Health System or its affiliates. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program participant must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Dr. Russell discloses that he is on the speakers' bureau for sanofi-aventis (immunizations).

Dr. Cardillo discloses that she receives research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca.

Credit Statements

Accreditation Statement: Temple University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Certification Statement: Temple University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There is no fee to participate and receive credit.

Credit Provider Contact Information
Temple University
School of Medicine
The Albert J. Finestone, MD Office for CME
3500 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: 215-707-4787
Fax: 215-707-8268

Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported through an educational grant from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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


Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers

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