A Nurse Practitioners Guide to Individualizing Insulin Therapy: Overcoming Barriers In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

On-demand CE-accredited Webinar

Faculty Presenter

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
Detroit, Michigan

Activity Overview

This activity will bring nurse practitioners up-to-date on the latest available and emerging options in basal insulin therapy, especially fixed ratio combinations. To help nurse practitioners address the unmet needs of patients in this area, expert faculty will discuss common barriers to the initiation of and adherence to insulin therapy, strategies to overcome these barriers, as well as implementing DMSE/S algorithm of care for improved patient outcomes. A concluding discussion will present evidence-based strategies for integrating the latest in insulin formulations into an overall diabetes management program designed to improve glycemic control; reduce risk of hypoglycemia; and make insulin therapy more convenient, manageable, and effective.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • List strategies to engage patients in discussions about basal insulin
  • Identify patients with T2DM who may benefit from the addition of insulin to their management strategy
  • Outline novel strategies to optimize insulin therapy in clinical practice to improve glucose control, reduce risk of weight gain and hypoglycemia, and increase patient acceptance and adherence
  • Describe an individualized treatment strategy utilizing a collaborative team-based approach to patient care that safely, appropriately and effectively transition patients to concentrated insulin.
Target Audience: This educational activity is directed toward primary care NPs, endocrinology NPs, any NP with interest in type 2 DM.
Activity Type: On-demand CE-accredited Webinar
Release Date: 12/28/17
Expiration Date: 12/28/18
Estimated Time to Complete Activity:  1 hour
Fee: Free

Accreditation Statement(s):

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is provided by Global Education Group.
Credit Designation Statement(s):

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. Global Education Group is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #2542E

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Accreditor Disclosure:

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Global Education Group
Planning StaffKristin Delisi, NP; Lindsay Borvansky; Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN; Andrea Funk; and Liddy Knight

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planning StaffDavid Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Jyoti Arya, PharmD, RPh; and Kathleen Bowen


Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Grant Research Support: AZ, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Hemsley Foundation, Dexcom, Lexicon
Consultant: Novo Nordisk, Abbott, Eli Lilly and Company, Sanofi Aventis, Janssen, Dexcom, Intarcia
Speakers Bureau: Janssen, Valeritas, AZ, BI/Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Dexcom, Lilly, Abbott, Insulet
Shareholder: Dexcom


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Instructions: To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

Educational Disclaimer

Continuing education activities are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of professional advice or referral. Discussions concerning drugs, dosages, and procedures may reflect the clinical experience of the author(s) or they may be derived from the professional literature or other sources and may suggest uses that are investigational in nature and not approved labeling or indications. Participants are encouraged to refer to primary references or full prescribing information resources. 

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PC-based participants
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh-based participants
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer
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