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Module 7: Optimize the Diabetes Patient Journey: A Case-Based Approach for Busting Inertia
Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Module 7 - 2021
Module 7: Optimize the Diabetes Patient Journey: A Case-Based Approach for Busting Inertia

Note: Participants have until December 31, 2022 to complete this module.

Therapeutic inertia is responsible for substantial, preventable complications in type 2 diabetes with associated excess in direct and indirect health care costs. During this practical training, we will take an in-depth look at a single patient journey over more than 20 years, exploring best practice approaches to optimize diabetes care, reduce complications, and minimize therapeutic inertia.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify where therapeutic inertia can present itself through the patient’s journey with diabetes
  • Utilize an A1C-based follow-up algorithm in your practice with more confidence.
  • Apply the ADA standards of care to reduce therapeutic inertia in a patient with Type 2 diabetes

Nick Cuttris, MD, MPH, FAAP, Andrew Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, Doreen Cassarino DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP

About Instructors:

Nick Cuttris, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatric endocrinologist and serves as Director of Project ECHO Diabetes and Project ECHO Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19 at Stanford University. Dr. Cuttriss co-founded and serves as chairman of American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.

Andrew Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES is an Associate Professor at Pacific University Oregon, and he also cares for patients in the primary care setting with Legacy Medical Group in Beaverton, Oregon. His teaching, research, and practice experiences include diabetes and other metabolic conditions, health economics and policy, and leadership development.

Doreen Cassarino DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP is a family nurse practitioner in primary care and also provides specialty diabetes care. Her passion is to help guide people with diabetes towards reaching their goals. She has shared her knowledge and clinical experience extensively at local, state, and national levels through invited speaking engagements.


Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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