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Module 10. Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) for Diabetes Management

This activity is for pharmacists and is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE).
There has been no commercial support for this activity.

FACULTY

Karen R. Sando, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacotherapy & Translation Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, Florida

Cynthia Moreau, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacotherapy & Translation Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, Florida

PROGRAM CHAIR

Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh, FAPhA

DIABETES PROGRAM PLANNER

Susan Sloane, RPh, CDE, CPT

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Karen R. Sando, PharmD, BCACP, CDE has indicated that she has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Cynthia Moreau, PharmD has indicated that she has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

The following reviewer, Joshua Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, hereby discloses the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity: receives grant/research support from AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk; consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi; a member of the speakers bureau for Novo Nordisk.

The following reviewer, Laura K. Stinson, PharmD, has not relevant affiliations of financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Carrino, and Susan Sloane, RPh, CDE, CPT, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. We are committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

PHARMACY

acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-16-031-H01-P

Credits: 3.0 hours (0.30 ceu)
Published: May 1, 2016
Last Review: May 21, 2018
Expires: May 1, 2019
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Media: Internet

Fee Information: Fee is included in the Pharmacist Diabetes MTM Certificate Program or $6.97 per course.

Estimated time to complete activity: 180 minutes

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited activity has been designed for pharmacists.

HOW TO EARN CREDIT

During the period May 1, 2016 through May 1, 2019 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-test and the evaluation form. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on Grade Exam at the bottom of the page. Your post-test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the post-test. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

GOAL

The goal of this CE module is to provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes. This program will review the currently available models of insulin pumps and CGMs and describe the role, risks, and benefits of each device in management of diabetes. Finally, authors will explain patient characteristics to consider for initiating insulin pump or CGM use and key counseling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in practice.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors; 
  2. Compare and contrast features of currently available insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  4. Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  5. Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and 
  6. State key counseling points for patients using insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor devices.

REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac & Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this monograph have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nutritional products discussed are not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease.

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