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Digital Seminar

Diabetes Medications: The Latest Treatments & Guidelines

2 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 25, 2022
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Digital Seminar


Advancements in research and treatment for diabetes mellitus is exciting. With 9 classes of diabetes medications now available, there are a lot of options, but it can also be confusing to choose which medications are best to treat your patient with diabetes. Devising an individualized plan of care for each patient requires that your practice is up-to-date and based on the current evidence-based guidelines.  Tracey Long, PhD, MSN, MS, RN, APRN-BC, CDE, CNE, CCRN, will share her expertise on the pharmacological management in this evolving specialty.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 03/25/2025.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 03/25/2022. It was last reviewed on 03/12/2022 and is valid until 03/12/2025


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/25/2022. It was last reviewed on 03/12/2022 and is valid until 03/12/2025.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CDCE, CCRN, CNE, COI's Profile

Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CDCE, CCRN, CNE, COI Related seminars and products

Dr. Tracey Long has been a practicing RN for 35 years and is a nursing professor teaching courses in medical Spanish, diabetes education, cultural competency, critical care and medical surgical nursing. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for 25 years and has formally taught hundreds of healthcare professionals to be ready to take the certification exam. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in endocrinology.

One of her favorite activities is bringing nurses and healthcare professionals internationally each year to volunteer in medical clinics in Central and South America. She has a passion for active learning and as an international speaker and award-winning educator, Tracey helps nurses truly learn and apply the material to improve patient care.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tracey Long has employment relationships with Roseman University, College of Southern Nevada, and Chamberlain College. She receives compensation as a national speaker. Tracey Long receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tracey Long is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Diabetes Association, the National Certified Diabetes Educator Association, and the American Nurses Association. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Education Development and is a contributing editor Yangtz Journal of Medicine.

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  1. Differentiate between the nine currently available classes of medications to treat diabetes.
  2. Apply ADA and AACE practice guidelines for medication decision making.
  3. Describe side effects and effectiveness used for treatment of diabetes mellitus.
  4. Explain the use of combination therapy for treatment of chronic hyperglycemia.


Diabetes Medication Classes
  • Oral antihyperglycemics: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, biguanides, DPP4-inhibitors, meglitinides, SGLT2 inhibitors, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones
  • Injectable antihyperglycemics (not insulin): amylin analogs, incretin mimetics, GLP-1 agonists
  • Insulins: rapid, regular, intermittent, long acting
ADA and AACE Practice Guidelines
  • What has changed for 2022
  • Standards of care and diagnosing
  • Glycemic control algorithm
  • Guidelines for monotherapy and combination therapy
Comparison of Medication Side Effects
  • Medication decisions include side effects, organ effect, and adverse drug effects
Up-to-Date Prescription of Insulin
  • Insulin delivery systems: syringe, pen, pump, and inhaled insulin
  • Algorithm for adding/intensifying insulin
  • Patient education for storage, mixing and traveling
  • Multiple daily injections vs. continuous glucose monitoring

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physicians Assistants


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