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Digital Seminar

Diabetes Medication Therapy: Treatment Strategies in Line with the Most Recent Medical Advancements

Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Mar 21, 2024
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Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, delivers a comprehensive update to manage diabetes through the lens of medication therapy. She will delve into an in-depth analysis of mediation-treatment options from the guidelines, highlighting the evolving landscape of treatment modalities. The comprehensive breakdown of commonly prescribed diabetes medications provides a detailed understanding of their indications, efficacy including A1c reduction, as well as newly identified benefits related to ASCVD, HF, and CKD. You will gain valuable insights into the latest safety considerations, including potential side effects, warnings, precautions, contraindications, and advanced monitoring protocols. Each medication will highlight important counseling points and patient tips to improve medication adherence, thereby enhancing patient outcomes. With the provision of clinical pearls, the presentation aims to equip healthcare professionals with the latest updates on diabetes medications, enabling you to make informed decisions and optimize treatment strategies in line with the most recent medical advancements.


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Nurses - Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 60 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

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Physicians - Physicians

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/21/2024. It was last reviewed on 01/17/2024 and is valid until 01/17/2027.


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.

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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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES's Profile

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Nicole Pezzino PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Pittsburgh and completed post-graduate residency training at University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, NC. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and serves as the Director of Community Outreach & Innovation. She is a board-certified pharmacist in ambulatory care (BCACP) and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who consistently challenges the status quo of pharmacy. Dr. Pezzino’s clinical responsibilities at her community practice site, Weis Markets, involve the implantation of various clinical services and serving as the Director of the PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy. She is considered a leader in the state and nation regarding the implementation of her diabetes services and mentors other pharmacies in being successful in each. To date, she has mentored 59 pharmacies in implementing DSMES and/or DPP in their pharmacy. In addition, she serves as a Flip the Pharmacy coach, mentoring 23 pharmacies in community pharmacy transformation and the state’s lead trainer for PPCN. Her clinical focus includes employee wellness and disease state management-specifically with diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention, wellness and preventative care services, immunizations and other medication and disease state therapy management.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Nicole Pezzino has employment relationships with Wilkes University and Weis Pharmacy. She received a grant from Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Nicole Pezzino is a member of the American Pharmacists’ Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists’ Care Network.


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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Analyze the medication treatment options from the 2024 ADA Standards of Care for Diabetes.
  2. Compare the treatment algorithm from the ADA and AACE/ACE guidelines for diabetes and individualize medications based on patient’s other comorbidities.
  3. Examine the efficacy, safety and recommended counseling points for the drugs reviewed.
  4. Summarize appropriate clinical pearls and lifestyle modifications for patients with diabetes.


Diabetes Medication Guideline Updates
  • Including 8 organ dysfunctions
Breakdown of Most Commonly Prescribed Diabetes Medications
  • Medication name ((Brand (Generic))
  • Indication – Including dosing and mechanism of action
  • Efficacy – A1c reduction, ASCVD/HF/CKD benefits
  • Safety – Side effects, warnings/precautions, contraindications, monitoring
  • Adherence – counseling points and patient tips
  • Clinical pearls/takeaways
Key Takeaways
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Call to action
  • Replication


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