Exciting Advancements in CGM Tech

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Glucometers only tell part of the story—giving mere snapshots of a person’s blood glucose profile at isolated times during the day. Enter the continuous glucose monitor (CGM)—game-changing tech that takes measurements approximately every 1 to 5 minutes.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss the essential terminology related to CGM technology.
  2. List the most useful digital self-management tools currently available for CGM.
  3. Explain the role a pharmacist can play in enhancing diabetes care using these tools.
  4. Assess and interpret a patient’s CGM report.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 1.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-027-H01-P

To obtain credit for completing Exciting Advancements in CGM Tech,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.    

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: March 23, 2020
Expiration date: March 22, 2023 - No credit granted after this date

Development and Support

Exciting Advancements in CGM Tech is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. and Dexcom, Inc. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Nicholas Lehman, PharmD, BCACP; Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


This learning product is a component of the APhA2020 Virtual Education package.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-027-H01-P 0.15 CEUs March 22, 2020 - March 22, 2023