Practical Approaches to Using Insulin Analogs and Premixed Insulin Analogs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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An educational activity certified for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians.

Program Goal

The goal of this program is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to Healthcare providers regarding the use of insulin analogs and premixed insulin analogs in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians who care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Educational Objectives

* Review the prevalence and progressive nature of diabetes and the associated economic implications.

* Discuss the importance of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes and current strategies for achieving it.

* Explain how and when to initiate insulin for type 2 diabetes, including advantages and potential barriers.

* Compare different insulin formulations and regimens for type 2 diabetes, and discuss their appropriateness for different patient types.

* Review recent advances in insulin technology and the use of diabetes-care teams.

Editorial Review Board

John B. Buse, MD, PhD, FACE

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Director, Diabetes Care Center

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Diabetes Education Coordinator

Baylor Health Care System

Irving, Texas

Carolyn Robertson, APRN, MSN, BC-ADM, CDE

Associate Director

New York Diabetes Program

New York, New York

Gretchen A. Youssef, MS, RD, CDE

Program Manager

MedStar Diabetes Institute

Washington, DC


In order to receive your CME Certificate or Statement of Credit, you must read the monograph and complete and return the post test and evaluation. Your statement will be mailed within 6 to 8 weeks upon receipt of your materials. There is no cost to participate.

Release date: October 16, 2006

Expiration date: October 16, 2008

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of CME, Inc. and Scherer Clinical Communications. The American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Physician Credit

The American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.50 contact hours (0.150 CEUs) of continuing education credit.

ACPE Universal Program Number 297-999-06-015-H01.

Registered Nurses

The American Academy of CME, Inc. (Academy) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Academy designates this educational activity for 1.50 contact hours.

ANCC Accredited Providers have been approved by The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) as providers of continuing education. Individuals seeking recertification from the NCBDE can use continuing education contact hours received through participation in this activity.


The American Academy of CME, Inc. is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2009. Registered dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTR) will receive 1.50 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. …