Optimizing CGM and Clinical Outcomes: The Role of the Pharmacist

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The use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in people with diabetes is on the rise given the large impact this technology can have on improving care and outcomes in people with diabetes. As key members of the diabetes management team, pharmacists can play an important role in educating people with diabetes about CGM, interpreting CGM data, and making evidence-based therapeutic recommendations based on CGM data. This accredited learning activity will provide an update on current CGM technologies and offer discussions related to CGM data interpretation, patient education, and reimbursement and insurance coverage considerations.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the clinical value of CGM for people living with diabetes.
  • Identify strategies on how to communicate with and educate people with diabetes about CGM to make informed self-management decisions.
  • Describe the reimbursement and insurance coverage landscape for CGM and identify available resources.

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 online learning course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-158-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Optimizing CGM and Clinical Outcomes: The Role of the Pharmacist, participants will need to watch the archived webinar recording, 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: June 15, 2021
Expiration date: June 15, 2022 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development and Support

Optimizing CGM and Clinical Outcomes: The Role of the Pharmacist  is an online learning activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, JDRF, and Med-IQ. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.


Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP, declares receiving honoraria for serving on an advisory board for Novo Nordisk and for serving on the speaker’s bureau for Dexcom.

Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCACP, FADCES, declares receiving honoraria for serving on an advisory group for BioCentric and as a speaker for Sanofi.

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP, declares receiving honoraria as a speaker for Dexcom, Abbott, and Medtronic. She also declares receiving honoraria as a consultant for Insulet, LifeScan, and Novo Nordisk.

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, PharmD, BCACP, Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.


There is no fee associated with this activity. This online learning activity is open to APhA members and nonmembers.

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# 0202-0000-21-158-H04-P 0.1 CEUs June 15, 2021 - June 15, 2022