What’s New in Diabetes Management?

There has been a recent explosion of new diabetes medications on the market. How do these fit into the “old” scheme of diabetes management in the presence of underlying kidney disease? This fascinating activity will provide expert, reality based insight into how to use these medications safely in CKD and effectively to manage diabetes and make sense of this dizzying deluge of diabetes drugs.

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence supporting the new guidelines of diabetes management, relating to the avoidance of tight-glucose control for patients on dialysis.
  • Discuss new medication options and their use with “older options” for use in diabetic CKD patients to achieve desired glycemic outcomes.
  • Analyze current practice recommendations, including discussion about oral agents, insulin, new medical devices..
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Target Audience

  • Physician 
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Dietitian  
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Physician Assistant 

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

The activity is available for credit through January 18, 2019.

Nurse Practitioner 

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16122458.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. 

The activity is available for credit through January 18, 2019.

Dietitian 

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

The activity is available for credit through January 18, 2019.
 

Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit. The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.     

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
01/18/2017
Course expires: 
01/18/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Christine Kessler, ANP, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner
Metabolic Medicine Associates
King George, VA
Disclosure: Consultant: Novo Nordisk; Speakers Bureau: Novo Nordisk

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kristine D’Angelo David, RD
Medical Science Liaison
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Disclosure: Receives a salary from Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.

Beth Shanaman, RD
Registered Dietitian
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Darlene Dobkowski, PA-C, RN
Physician Assistant
Holy Name Medical Center
Teaneck, NJ    
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Beth Evans, RN, MSN, CNP, DNP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Renal Medicine Associates
Albuquerque, NM
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden 
Director, CME    
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 
Anna Okoniewski
CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation    
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Marie Becker, MS, RD, LDN
Renal Dietitian
Davita Central Orlando
Orlando, FL
Disclosure: Received an honoraria from Keryx for a speakers bureau presentation on phosphorus binders.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/18/2017
Course expires: 
01/18/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals