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3. Complete assessment. 
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Diabetes Symposium 2013

9th Annual St. Luke's Diabetes Symposium:
Diabetes for Primary Care
in 2013

Date of Online Release: December 3, 2013
Termination Date: December 3, 2016
Credits: 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To view presentations, see Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview
There are nearly 26 million people diagnosed with diabetes and another 57 million are at risk for developing diabetes during their lifetime.  With the growing epidemic of this chronic, progressive disease, the need to improve diabetes care is paramount. The vast majority of adult patients with diabetes are cared for by primary care clinicians, along with diabetes educators and other professionals, who face significant challenges in managing this complex disease.

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to

  • Describe the management of Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
  • Discuss the genetics of Type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the use of insulin pumps and CGMs and the future for closed-loop systems in the management of diabetes
  • Identify and discuss management of patients with gestational diabetes

Target Audience
Primary Care Practitioners, to include: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA's, Diabetes Educators, and Nurses 

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live symposium with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Program Director

 Glenn R. Cunningham, MD


Glenn R. Cunningham, MD

Professor of Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology - Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Baylor College of Medicine and
St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Acknowledgement of Support

We acknowledge the following for their support of the live event from which this activity was derived: Medtronic and Novo Nordisk. 

No support was provided for this enduring material.

Accreditation / Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 3 hours.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored symposium entitled 9th Annual St. Luke's Diabetes Symposium: Diabetes for Primary Care in 2013, on September 14, 2013, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, everyone in a position to control content (faculty, planners, reviewers, others who control content including their spouse/partner) has disclosed to Texas Heart Institute their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The Institute defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships of the individual (including those of the individual's spouse or partner) in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. The ACCME defines "commercial interest" as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. 

Robert Carpenter, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Craig L. Hanis, PhD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program. 

Siripoom McKay, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program. 

Addison Taylor, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program. 

Howard Wolpert, MD receives research grants from Abbott Diabetes Care and receives consulting fees from Becton Dickinson, Novo Nordisk and Insulet.

The THI CME Staff have nothing to disclose. 

The Program Reviewers have nothing to disclose. 

The Planning Committee members have nothing to disclose.

Course Materials and CME Credit

This enduring material comprises 5 presentations. By clicking on this course materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing all presentations, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

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