Instructions for Participation and Credit
Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
or AAFP Prescribed Credit, you must receive a minimum score of 65% on the post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-test, the learner will receive a certificate of participation that can be used to claim CME credit. Steps to Earn CME/CE credit
Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures. Study the educational content online. Online, choose the best answer to each post-test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test and complete the activity evaluation.
Your certificate will be emailed to the address you provided when registering. You may print the certificate, but you cannot alter it. Questions?
For questions regarding the content of this activity or for technical assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The CAFP has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the learner is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.
Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by CAFP of any product or manufacturer identified.
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication. Unlabeled Use Disclosure
This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.
This activity is supported by an unrestricted grant from Merck.
We all know that Diabetes is a national epidemic with an increasing prevalence in the United States. The majority of individuals with diabetes in the U.S. receive care for the condition from primary care physicians (PCPs). Glycemic control for patients with type 2 diabetes is suboptimal. Significant gaps exist in diabetes-related knowledge and decision making among practicing physicians. It is imperative that physicians be familiar with the currently recommended guidelines and standards of care regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of T2DM in order to appropriately manage patients with the disease and reduce the public health impact of diabetes and its complications on society. Keeping up with new guidelines and recommendations, much less the pharmacological options that now include 15+ classes of antihyperglycemic agents, is challenging to busy primary care physicians.
In addition, guidelines continue to place the patient's condition, desires, abilities, and tolerances at the center of the decision-making process. As patients become more engaged in their care, they also need to know that their providers are following the latest evidence based guidelines and practices for improving care. Providers should articulate current science and provide patients with these resources in a culturally competent manner. The widespread availability of information (and misinformation) to patients via the internet speaks to the need for clinicians to have these important conversations.
There is no charge for this activity.
CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity have elements of cultural and linguistic proficiency included in the content. This activity includes these elements.