Beyond the Basics:
Unraveling Challenging Type 2 Diabetes Cases


Despite the availability of effective medical interventions and therapies for type 2 diabetes, their utilization remains limited. Beyond the Basics aims to:

  • Increase competency in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and its complications
  • Improve the care of individuals living with type 2 diabetes
  • Improve ability to select optimal treatments for type 2 diabetes based on the mechanisms of action, safety, and efficacy of current treatment options
  • Discern how newer options may help individuals living with type 2 diabetes achieve targeted outcomes


  • Recall when to intensify therapy for people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Recognize steps in treatment plans based on guideline-directed therapy to support diverse patient populations in achieving target outcomes.
  • Identify treatment options to reduce morbidity and mortality in people with type 2 diabetes. 
  • Review the use of glucose-lowering medication for microvascular and macrovascular risk reduction.​​

  • Insights into agent-specific considerations as they relate to diabetes’ clinical course among currently available SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, dual GIP-GLP-1 receptor agonists, and other medications.​​
  • Identify strategies to remove barriers to guideline-directed therapy. ​


This program is beneficial for a wide range of health care professionals who support people living with type 2 diabetes including:

  • Endocrinologists
  • Diabetologists
  • Advanced practice nurse practitioners
  • Obesity specialists
  • Physician associates


Upon completion of all four courses, you will earn two free continuing education credits (CME, ABIM-MOC, ACEP, ANCC, CDR,  COP, and AAPA).


This course expires December 1, 2025.

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Optimizing Health Amidst Multiple Comorbidities

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Maneuvering the Challenges of Obesity and Weight Management

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Navigating Stressors and Social Determinants of Health


Examining the Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Diseases and Conditions


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Anne Peters, MD

Director, USC Westside Center for Diabetes​
Profession, Keck School of Medicine of USC​
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs

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Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, CDE 

Associate Professor/Clinical ​

Department of Medicine​

Division of Diabetes​

UT Health

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Davida Kruger, NP 

Nurse Practitioner​

Division of Endocrinology​

Henry Ford Health System

Richard Pratley, MD

Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, Senior Investigator, Diabetes Program Lead at the Translational Research Institute 

Beyond the Basics: Unraveling Challenging Type 2 Diabetes Cases 

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

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