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.
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
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
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.
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