Diabetes Medication Stewardship for Prescribers
December 9, 2020
Antibiotic “stewardship” by clinicians has been proposed to address the significant problem of antibiotic resistance from inappropriate use of antibiotics to treat viral infections. Stewardship of antihyperglycemic medications is also an emerging and critically important role for prescribers. With 12 classes and endless combinations of oral and injectable therapies available, medications are often prioritized to achieve and maintain clinical targets, putting patients at risk of polypharmacy while failing to achieve patient-important outcomes. Remission is possible and should be the goal of treatment for type 2 diabetes. Clinicians must be knowledgeable of the limits and potential harms of medications for patients with type 2 diabetes and be prepared to use or reduce use judiciously. Lifestyle interventions, dosed appropriately and adequately supported, are safer, more cost effective, and have greater efficacy than the current, medication-reliant treatment paradigm. This presentation will describe what remission means in type 2 diabetes, discuss the proper role of medication, and prepare clinicians to deprescribe medication when intensifying nutrition modifications.
Physicians, dietitians, and nurses
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the primary goal of treatment for type 2 diabetes is disease remission.
- Describe the need for and process of diabetes medication stewardship by prescribers.
- Discuss the proven potential of lifestyle modifications to reduce or eliminate over-reliance on antihyperglycemic medication.
Caroline Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDCES, DIPACLM, FAANP
Physicians and Physician Assistants
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 providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Completion
- 1.00 Nursing CEU