Updates in the Management of Type 2 DM

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The management of type 2 diabetes involves a multifaceted approach to control blood sugar levels and mitigate complications. Lifestyle modifications are crucial, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and weight management. Medications like metformin, has been the mainstay of type 2 diabetes management. Over the past several years, guidelines have shifted away from a glucose centric focus to prioritizing cardio-renal management. Therapeutic inertia has created a situation where our type 2 diabetic patients are increasingly not reaching their A1C goals and under-prescribed appropriate goal directed medications.

Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 1.50 are Pharmacology
Expiration Date: December 31, 2024


After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to compare the most updated clinical guidelines from the American Diabetes Association to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology guidelines
-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to recommend appropriate evidenced based pharmacological options to achieve goal A1c in DM2 and DM2 with specific co-morbid conditions
-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to identify the role of DM2 medications in non-diabetic patients

Jason Cross, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

Jason is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at MCPHS University. He completed his PharmD at the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy in 2001. In 2002, he completed a Pharmacy Residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Since 2002, he has been a full time faculty member at MCPHS University focusing on adult in-patient internal medicine, acute heart failure, and ambulatory care. Jason currently brings his advanced practice students to Baystate Medical Center for clinical rotations.


Obtain Your Credits

To earn credits for this activity, navigate to the Content(s) tab and complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation video; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile 'My Dashboard' -> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned'  for future access.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours, of which 1.50 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.



Contributing faculty, Jason Cross, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP has disclosed:

Pfizer Fellowship Preceptor Clinical Supply Chain NA
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Fellowship Preceptor Clinical Supply Chairn NA


All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass Please complete this pre-test prior to watching the presentation video - Simply click the 'Take Quiz' button. This pre-test is a non-graded assessment tool we use to establish a baseline and determine a participant's pre-existing knowledge.
Presentation Video
Open to view video.  |   Closed captions available
Open to view video.  |   Closed captions available
Course Evaluation
9 Questions
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass Pass this 3 question post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher.
1.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available You can now view/print a copy of your certificate of completion by clicking the button to the right. This online certificate will also be saved within your 'My Dashboard' --> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned' for future access.