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The Use of Point-of-Care A1C in Diabetes Management

Target Audience
This course is specifically intended for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals who manage patients with diabetes. 

Learning Objective
At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:

- List various methods for measuring plasma glucose and other factors to consider for optimizing patient outcomes
- Identify the methodology and potential sources of interference in point-of-care (POC) A1C use
- Discuss the evidence that supports the accuracy, precision, and continued use of POC A1C instruments in clinical practice
- Elaborate on the cost-benefit analysis of using POC A1C
- Interpret and assess the impact of POC A1C use on patient outcomes

Accreditation Statements

Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, the American Diabetes Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Pharmacists: The Universal Activity Number is: JA4008193-0000-20-021-H01-P

Physician Assistants

The American Diabetes Association has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.




CPE Accredited Provider

The American Diabetes Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. Activity Number: 154808



Certified Diabetes Educators

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers ( NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The American Diabetes Association is on the NCBDE List of Approved Providers.

Successful Completion Statement
Certificates are provided to registered participants based completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the online evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email

Dates of Validity
Release date: April 1, 2020
Valid through: December 31, 2021

Please note:

- There is no fee for CE credits for this activity.
- Estimated time to participate in this activity and complete documentation is 1 hour.

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

Content Development for Standards of Care - 2020

The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is responsible for the “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes”. The PPC is a multidisciplinary expert committee comprised of physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and others who have expertise in a range of areas, including adult and pediatric endocrinology, epidemiology, public health, lipid research, hypertension, preconception planning, and pregnancy care. Appointment to the PPC is based on excellence in clinical practice and research. The ADA adheres to the Institute of Medicine Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. 


Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES
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