Diabetes Day for Primary Care Clinicians: Advances in Diabetes Care, May 20, 2017, Boston, MA

May 20, 2017

With the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. population, nearly all primary care clinicians will spend a significant part of every working day dealing with various aspects of diabetes care.

Since 2008, AACE has brought this half-day, national comprehensive diabetes education program to over 15,000 physicians, physicians extenders, nurses and other allied health professionals in more than 70 U.S. cities in order to help improve the quality of patient care. 

This accredited program, which is updated annually by a committee of specialists, offers the opportunity for primary care clinicians to learn the latest diabetes care and management from national experts.


Target Audience

Primary care clinicians including MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, CDEs, pharmacists, and other interested health care providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the key objectives of each step of the algorithm and describe how each step helps improve disease management and outcomes for patients with T2D.
  • Identify barriers to prescribing lifestyle medicine and develop strategies to promote behavioral changes in patients with obesity and/or T2D.
  • Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and extraglycemic effects of noninsulin agents for T2D.
  • Design appropriate treatment strategies to meet individual patient needs.
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of different formulation of insulin, including insulin-incretin combination products.
  • Develop strategies for appropriate initiation and intensification of insulin therapy for T2D.
  • Discuss results of cardiovascular outcomes trials of antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with T2D.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with T2D.
  • Evaluate the benefits and limitation of glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps for use in patients with T2D.
  • Apply knowledge gained from this activity to improve the disease management and outcomes for patients with T2D.
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
Practice Area: 
General Endo
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/20/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/20/2017 - 1:00pm
Boston, MA
United States

Edward Horton, MD, FACP, FACE; Silvio Inzucchi, MD; Jorge Plutzky, MD; Elliot Sternthal, MD, FACP, FACE

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA
  • 4.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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