Module 1: Introduction to CGM

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Diabetes technology, just like diabetes therapy, is changing quickly. CGM has revolutionized the way people with diabetes are monitoring their glucose levels and is quickly becoming the standard of care. Imagine how much more easily you could help your patients with diabetes understand the way their dietary, exercise, and medication choices all come together to affect their glucose levels if you could get a glucose reading every 5 minutes. This is what CGM offers to people with diabetes and to pharmacists who care for them. The additional insights provided by CGM allow both patients and pharmacists to make decisions that result in better achievement of diabetes goals. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the signs, symptoms, and complications of hyper- and hypoglycemia
  • Describe the importance of achieving glucose targets in patients with types 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Compare and contrast traditional glucose testing and continuous glucose monitoring and the role each plays in patient care
  • Review the differences in professional and personal monitoring characteristics, including safety and efficacy

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Introduction to CGM is approved for 1 contact hour (.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-371-H01-P. 

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this activity, learner must complete the activity, and complete a program evaluation. To obtain credit, the learner must then CLAIM credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: October 15, 2021
Expiration date: October 15, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development and Support

Introduction to CGM is an online learning activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Dexcom.


All individuals involved in the development of this material 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.

Technology Requirements

Computer and internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements for a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-371-H01-P 0.1 CEUs October 15, 2021 - October 15, 2024