Long-Acting Basal Insulins for Patients with Diabetes: Distinguishing Formulations for Individualized Care

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Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA


This online activity is focused on the team involved in healthcare practitioners who manage and treat patients with diabetes.


The target audience for this program is primary care providers (internal medicine, family practice MD/DOs), endocrinologists, and other health care practitioners including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and certified diabetes educators.


After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Assess current diabetes guidelines to best implement evidence-based strategies in diabetes
  • Review and distinguish current long-acting formulations of insulin therapy and incorporate these agents into a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with T2DM
  • Identify barriers to treatment intensification and patient/provider communication for 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.

Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

Nursing Credit Information
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses who manage and treat patients with diabetes.
Credits: 1.0 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 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Vivian Fonseca, MD, receives research support (to Tulane) and grants from Bayer and Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Fonseca receives honorarium for consulting and lectures from Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Abbott, AstraZeneca, Intarcia, and Ashai. His stock options are Microbiome Technologies, Insulin Algorithms, BRAVO4Health and has stocks with Amgen.

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 peer reviewed by a nurse.
The reviewer has nothing to disclose.

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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 enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the enduring activity.
  3. Complete the pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.


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RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: August 16, 2020

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