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Management of T2DM: The Role of Insulin

Evolving Paradigms for Insulin Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
November 21, 2017
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and other members of the care team involved in the management of patients with T2DM, including endocrinology and primary care nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurses

Relevant Terms:

Type 2 diabetes; insulin therapy

Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD

Louis H. Philipson MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 

Dr. Philipson is an endocrinologist and a leading world authority on diabetes mellitus. In 2011, he was named as one of America's Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report magazine, and in 2016 Chicago Magazine named him a Top Doctor in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His research focuses on the biophysical, molecular and genetic aspects of insulin secretion, and the genetics of diabetes.

Dr. Philipson was a co-discoverer of insulin gene mutations causing neonatal diabetes, a novel class of mutations causing diabetes through beta-cell ER stress. These mutations are now known to be the second most common cause of permanent neonatal diabetes, as well as rare causes of later-onset diabetes. Dr. Philipson, together with his colleagues (Drs. Graeme Bell, Siri Atma Greeley and Rochelle Naylor) established the first United States registry for monogenic diabetes including neonatal diabetes and Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY).
Dr. Philipson is co-director of the Human Islet Transplantation project at the University of Chicago. He has served as principal investigator on numerous research projects and has been widely published in biomedical journals.
As president of the Chicago/Northern Illinois board of the American Diabetes Association and also a member of its national board, Dr. Philipson has been an invited speaker and presenter at scientific research conferences and symposia worldwide.

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP
Assistant Professor, Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS is a practicing general internist and researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Laiteerapong's work focuses on improving the understanding of how the quality of life in older adults with diabetes is affected by geriatric syndromes, hypoglycemia and macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes.  To examine this area, she uses data gathered from patient surveys and secondary data sources including pharmacy and health claims by Kaiser Permanente Northern California managed care.  She has also used diabetes microsimulation models to evaluate the effects of delays in achieving blood pressure control in adults with diabetes.  Currently she is studying how patients with diabetes incorporate the concept of time in their decisions to start intensive treatments now or later. Additionally, she has co-authored articles about the public health implications of bariatric surgery for diabetes treatment and the effects of health care reform on the delivery of chronic disease care. Dr. Laiteerapong completed medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine.
1. Summarize the current evidence-based practice guidelines for the management of T2DM.
2. Describe the benefits and risks of currently approved insulin therapies for the management of T2DM.
3. Incorporate insulin into the management of patients with T2DM who do not achieve glycemic control.
4. Intensify insulin therapy for patients with T2DM who do not achieve glycemic goals with initial insulin therapy.
5. Develop strategies to overcome patient-related adherence barriers to the use of insulin in patients with T2DM.

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Dr. Philipson discloses that he has received grant/research support from Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk, and Xoma. He has served as a consultant for Calico and Neurotronic, and has served on a speakers bureau for Merck.

Dr. Laiteerapong has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, has nothing to disclose. 
Joshua Kilbridge, medical writer, has nothing to disclose. 
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Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, MCM Education VP, Medical Affairs, has nothing to disclose. 

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education in collaboration with RealCME. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Novo Nordisk Inc. and Sanofi US, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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