The CARES Approach to Patient-Centered Diabetes Management: One Size No Longer Fits All


Silvio Inzucchi, MD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Richard E. Pratley, MD
Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research
Medical Director, AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Orlando, FL


This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with diabetes.


This educational activity is intended for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other HCPs who care for patients with diabetes.


Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe how a patient-centered approach to the care of patients with T2DM can help improve glycemic control, reduce complications and improve patient self- management
  • Assess strategies for the use of various oral and injectable medications for treatment intensification in patients with T2DM not meeting their glycemic goals
  • Review updated guidelines and algorithms pertinent to the management of patients with T2DM, with or without concomitant heart failure or renal disease
  • Evaluate the role of SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists in managing cardiovascular and renal risk in patients with T2DM


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this web-based live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in treating and managing patients with diabetes.
CNE Credits:
2.0 ANCC Contact Hours

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 2.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical
Education has APPROVED this activity for 2 AOA Category 2-A credit


This program has received prior approval with the Commission on Dietetic Registration for dietitians and RDs.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Silvio Inzucchi, MD, is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Sanofi/ Lexicon, Novo Nordisk, Merck, vTv Pharmaceuticals, Zafgen, Abbott/Alere, Eisai (TIMI). He has also received royalties from McGraw-Hill and UpToDate and has received salary from Elsevier.

Richard Pratley, MD, reports speaker & consulting fees from AstraZeneca; consulting fees from Boehringer-Ingelheim; consulting fees from Eisai, Inc.; consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline; consulting fees from Glytec, LLC; consulting fees from Janssen; grants from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals; grants & consulting fees from Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc;, grants & consulting fees from Lilly; grants & consulting fees from Merck; consulting fees from Mundipharma; grants, speaker fees and consulting fees from Novo Nordisk; consulting fees from Pfizer; grants & consulting fees from Sanofi; grants, speaker fees & consulting fees from Takeda; personal consulting fees from Sanofi US Services, Inc., outside the submitted work. Except for consulting fees in June 2018 from Sanofi US Services, Inc., Dr. Richard Pratley’s services were paid for directly to AdventHealth, a nonprofit organization.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer-reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Melissa A Johnson, Sr. Program Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Cindy Lampner, Scientific and Medical Services of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the enduring activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate after the enduring activity.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: September 13, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: September 13, 2020

Supported by educational grants from Lilly, Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc.

Copyright © 2019 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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