Incorporating Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in the Individualized Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
 
Release Date: March 29, 2019
Last Reviewed: March 23, 2019
Expiration Date: March 29, 2020
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour
               
Faculty
Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
 
Steering Committee
Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Director, Unger Concierge Primary Care Medical Group
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 
Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

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Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of family practice and other primary care clinicians involved in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
 
Statement of Need
With the advent of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), we have entered a new era of T2D treatment. These antidiabetic agents lower plasma glucose levels, and recent data show that some of them decrease the risk of macrovascular events. Guidelines have evolved that direct clinicians to use GLP-RAs earlier to maximize their benefit. Family practice clinicians, at the forefront of primary care, need to be up to date on the pharmacology of newer GLP-1 RAs, how to distinguish among available and emerging agents within the class, which patients will most benefit from GLP-1 RAs, and how to best incorporate them into patient management plans.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the mechanisms of action by which current and emerging GLP-1 RAs exert beneficial glycemic and extraglycemic effects on patients with T2D.
  • Match current and emerging GLP-1 RAs with appropriate patients based on unique agent characteristics (eg, dosing strategies, efficacy, and safety), current guideline recommendations, patient clinical characteristics, and patient preferences.
  • Describe clinician–patient communication strategies for promoting patient adherence to T2D treatment plans that include injectable therapies.
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This Enduring Material activity, Incorporating Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in the Individualized Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/29/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.
 
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Faculty/Steering Committee
Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE
Consulting Fees: Abbott Laboratories; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc
Speaker Bureau: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc
Contracted Research: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novo Nordisk, Inc; Mylan NV; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Ownership Interest: Novo Nordisk, Inc
Royalty: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
 
Vivian Fonseca, MD
Contracted Research: Bayer HealthCare; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Consulting Fees: Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation; AstraZeneca; Eli Lilly and Company; Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc; Novo Nordisk Inc; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
 
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Peer reviewer, Carol Levy, MD, CDE, has the following relationships to disclose:
Retained Consultant: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

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