Pharmacy Fall Conference - 2014

Diabetes Update 2014

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CPE
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Release: Feb 9, 2015
  • Expires: Oct 23, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Holly Divine Holly Divine, PharmD, CGP, CDE
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Diabetes affects 29 million people or 9.3% of the US population.  By 2050, the prevalence of total diabetes is projected to increase from 1 in 10 adults to between 1 in 5 and 1 in 3 adults in the US.  Poor glycemic control has a well-established predictive value for the risk of diabetes-related complications. Despite this correlation, almost half of US adults with diabetes still do not meet the recommended goals, even though most people with diabetes use medication therapy (85.6%).  The pharmacist plays a key role through medication therapy management in educating patients and managing drug therapy to improve glycemic goals and ultimately improve overall health for patients with diabetes.  Pharmacists need information on the most current and emerging therapies to make the most effective treatment recommendations.

Target Audience



Upon Completion of this activity Pharmacist will be able to:

1. Summarize recent changes to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Guidelines
2. Describe new and emerging medications and products for the management of diabetes
3. Identify new guidelines or clinical trials that potentially influence management of the diabetes patient


ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-15-009-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Faculty Disclosure

Holly Divine, PharmD (Speaker) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Holly Divine does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product.

No planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.