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What Every Primary Care Provider Needs to Know About Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Target Audience
All members of the interprofessional diabetes management care team. The team includes, but is not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

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

- Discuss the evolution of and the current utilization and accuracy of CGMs and the benefits of the data.
- Indicate the various professional and personal CGM technologies currently available.
- Identify the appropriate candidates for CGM use.
- Explain how to implement and optimize CGM use with patients.
- Interpret CGM data in a clinical practice setting.

Accreditation Statements

The American Diabetes Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Diabetes Association designates this internet activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category I credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Doctors of Osteopathy
Category 2 credit will be awarded for formal educational programs that are ACCME-accredited or AAFP-approved.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

International Physicians 
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

The American Diabetes Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.


ACPEThe American Diabetes Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity provides 0.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The ACPE UAN is 0239-0000-19-002-H01-P.



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 0.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. Activity Number: 146041



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: January 21, 2019
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 30 minutes.


Content Validation Statements
All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; 


All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Co-Author and Speaker

James J. Chamberlain, MD
Medical Director for Diabetes Services
St. Mark's Hospital & St. Mark's Diabetes Center
Salt Lake City, Utah


Kacie Doyle-Delgado, APRN, NP-C
Internal Medicine at St. Mark’s
Salt Lake City, Utah

Lead Reviewers

Deborah Kendall, BA
Medical Editor
Kendall Editorial
Richmond, Virginia

Davida Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Matt Petersen
Vice President, Medical Information
American Diabetes Association
Arlington, Virginia



Availability: On-Demand
Available Jan 21, 2019 to Dec 31, 2021
Cost : FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
0.5 ACPE Credit
0.5 ANCC Credit
0.5 AAPA Credit
0.5 CDR Credit
0.5 COP Credit
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