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Primary Care Education Consortium

A New Paradigm in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes

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Overview / Abstract:

Learning Objectives:
• Characterize type 2 diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor
• Outline key aspects of care for a patient with type 2 diabetes
• Compare the classes of medications generally recommended for use in combination with metformin
• Differentiate traditional clinical outcomes trials from cardiovascular safety trials
• Describe the findings of cardiovascular safety trials demonstrating cardiovascular benefit
• Select pharmacologic treatment for use in combination with metformin that includes consideration of cardiovascular safety and benefit

This CE/CME is intended for practicing PAs, NPs, RNs and primary care clinicians engaged in the care of patients with cardiovascular risk in Type 2 Diabetes.

Credit Designation:
AMA PRA Category 1 - The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity, A New Paradigm Shift in CV Reduction in T2DM, for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

Method of Participation:

Upon completion of your on-site evaluation form at the end of the symposium, you will be handed a CME certificate stating the credit earned by your participation. CME credit is available for 10 weeks following the symposium if you need to send your evaluation form in at a later date. Please contact for any questions.

NPs and PAs: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners and The American Academy of Physician Assistants accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Continuing Nursing Education:

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1.25 contact hours is provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 1.25 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Request for Credit (If the evaluation is posted on CME University)
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID . Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately


Sep 21, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Internet Point of Care (PoC), Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ and ANCC1.2 contact hour(s) designated for 0.6 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses



Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Davida Kruger, MSN, APN-BC,
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes,
Bone and Mineral Disease
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
John McGinnity, MS, PA-C,
Clinical Professor
Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Detroit, MI

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This CME/CE presentation is jointly/co-provided by Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and Primary Care Education Consortium, and supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Keywords / Search Terms

Primary Care Education Consortium cardiovascular risk factor type 2 diabetes medications metformin clinical outcomes cardiovascular safety trials Free CE CME Live CE CME

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