Diabetes Mellitus: Detecting and Treating Type 1 & 2 Patients In a Type 2 Global Epidemic

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Claiming CME/CE Credits

To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better.

System Hardware/Software and Internet Connection Requirements

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General System and Internet Requirements:  Speakers or Headphones, High Speed Internet connection, Wireless 3G and 4G,
Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher and Chrome.

Operating Systems:  Windows 2000 or higher, (MS Surface and other MS mobile devices compatible), MAC OSX 10.3 or higher, Mac iOS 5.0 or higher (iPad, iPhone compatible), Android 4.3 or higher (most Android mobile devices compatible).

Effective Date: January 01, 2019
Expiration Date: January 01, 2020
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual Voice-Over with Slides
Maximum Credits: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™, 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour
Estimated Completion Time:1 hour

The program goal is to provide primary care providers with up-to-date knowledge and tools to correctly diagnose and differentiate patients with Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes and treat them appropriately for better patient outcomes.


To provide the tools to enable the primary care provider to manage the care of patients with Diabetes Type 1 or 2.

Target Audience

This program is intended for: Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment and management of patients at risk of, or being at risk for being assessed/treated for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.

Outcome Objective

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Identify the new glycemic goal targets for patients, and how best to achieve these goals
  2. Identify the most recent developments in therapeutics for Type II Diabetes (T2DM).
  3. Identify the less common Type I Diabetic in an epidemic of Type II.
  4. Apply the measures that can help prevent progression to T2DM in patients at risk.
  5. Implement the use of Toolkits to improve patient outcomes.

Professional Toolkit

View/Download Toolkit:  PCP Tookit  (PDF files, links will open in new window)

Presented by

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD
Diabetes and Endocrinology Care Center
University of Washington Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Wright came to the University of Washington from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (affiliated with the University of Southern California) where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine.

During her residency training Dr. Wright became extremely interested in the field of diabetes, mainly after working under the mentorship of Dr. Lois Jovanovic in the field of Diabetes in Pregnancy at the Sansum Research Institute in Santa Barbara California. After taking care of people with diabetes, Dr. Wright felt it was only natural for her to become an endocrinologist and diabetologist. Following her dream Dr. Wright moved to Seattle in order to continue her studies in diabetes and endocrinology and completed her fellowship training at the University of Washington. During her fellowship Dr. Wright did research in the areas of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy, under the mentorship of Dr. Steven E. Kahn, Dr. Irl Hirsch, Dr. Dace Trence and Dr. Zane Brown. Some of her research projects continue to date and she has published in peer reviewed diabetes journals. Upon completion of her UW fellowship, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Dr. Wright also has clinics at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, but spends most of her time at the Diabetes Care Center taking care of people with diabetes.

Dr. Wright believes that diabetes is a unique disease in which patients are different from each other and require individualized strategies and treatment. Dr. Wright is convinced that treatment success is the result of education, motivation, team work and diligence.

Patient Care Philosophy
I firmly believe that understanding the disease process and treating the patient as a whole is the key to success... when my patients understand their treatments and the reason for our interventions and recommendations, they are more likely to become actively involved, feel motivated to improve, have better outcomes and ultimately feel better and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

FCM requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CE/CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This information is utilized to 1) determine if a conflict exists, 2) resolve the conflict by initiating a content validation process, and 3) advise learners of this information. Any individual who refuses to (or chooses not to) disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating as an instructor, planner or manager and cannot have control of or responsibility for the development, management, presentation or evaluation of a CE/CME activity certified by FCM.



Lorena A. Wright, MD has no financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned

FCM’s Planning Committee:

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD Content Expert, Beth York, FNP Lead Nurse Planner and Mary Corry, BSN Nurse Planner has no financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement: The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group (CNEG), Approver of Continuing Nursing Education an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion.

If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact FCM at jdunn@fcmcme.org.


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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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