Updated Glucose Lowering Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes

Glucose Lowering Medications Used in the Treatment of Diabetes

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/2021

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40  payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to have a better understanding of medications that control diabetes including ADA and AACE treatment algorithms.

Instructor: Tommy Johnson, Pharm D, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • compare the differences in treatment recommendations from the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
  • list the oral medications used in lowering blood glucose levels including the class, generic, brand name, main actions, side effects, and contraindications.
  • differentiate between GLP-1 receptor antagonists and the amylinomimetics in their actions on blood glucose and their side effect and contraindication profile.
  • discuss the onset, peak and duration of action of commercially available insulin and when their glucose lowering effects take place.

Length of Course: 100 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.7 contact hours and 1.7 pharmacology hours

Other: This educational offering provides 0 .17 CEUs (1.7 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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