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 Newest and Most Current Medications in the Treatment of Diabetes
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Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to provide pharmacists and technicians with an overview of the newest diabetes medications available and educate them on their place in therapy.
Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the pharmacist  will be able to:

  • Review type 2 diabetes and current treatment guidelines. 
  • Review progression of diabetes and statistics.
  • Review SGLT-2 inhibitors, DDP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and Cyclocet and provide a comparison of the drugs within the same class.
  • Review combination medications available within these drug classes as well as in combination with insulin.
  • Review indication, mechanism of action, dosage/administration, contraindications, drug interactions and side effect profiles of each class.


After completing this course the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Review type 2 diabetes and current treatment guidelines.
  • Review progression of diabetes and statistics.
  • Identify 3 classes of drugs that are used to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • Cite at least two examples of adverse reactions associated with each medication class used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Target Audience:
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Faculty:
Stephen Freed, RPh, Diabetes Educator 

Stephen Freed has been a registered pharmacist for more than 29 years and a Diabetes Educator for more than 15 years. He became a certified diabetes educator in 1995 and since then has been dedicated in advancing diabetes care to physicians, pharmacists and nurses. He is the founder and publisher of www.diabetesincontrol.com, a diabetes newsletter that is distributed to more than 125,000 medical professionals. He designed and developed the Know Your Healthy Steps physical activity program for Bayer Diabetes Care which has been shared with more than 500,000 patients and translated into four languages. Stephen was the 2009 president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He currently works as Publisher of www.diabetesincontrol.com, serves as an insulin pump trainer for Medtronic, manages patients in doctors' offices, and is a speaker for Eli Lilly.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair disclosure policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

Mr. Freed would like to disclose that he is on the Speaker's Bureau for Eli Lilly and Company.
Release date:
November 14, 2014
Expiration Date:
November 14, 2017
 
 


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ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-14-024-H01-P.

Expiration Date: 11/14/2017

Release Date: 11/14/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-14-024-H01-T.

Expiration Date: 11/14/2017

Release Date: 11/14/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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