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Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Certificate (OTI) Program
Overview of Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Certificate Program

This program closes on December 31, 2022. Participants have until December 31, 2022 to complete all CE activties in this bundle.

This certificate program offers a total of 11.75 CE credits. Please note all live events must be attended to earn 11.75 CE credits. The last live event takes place on October 26, 2022. 

Master strategies to overcome therapeutic inertia in the care of people with diabetes 

Therapeutic inertia is the failure to advance or deintensify the treatment regimen when a patient’s therapeutic goals are not met. Earlier achievement of glycemic control is critical for improving outcomes for patients with diabetes. There are simple things you can do right now to more rapidly optimize treatment and to remove barriers to care plan adherence – both essential to busting therapeutic inertia.

The ADA's Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia (OTI) CE Certificate program is designed to empower clinicians caring for people with diabetes with knowledge and strategies to be a barrier buster. The OTI Certificate bundle allows clinicians to access all OTI modules at a discounted price in addition to the following exclusive benefits:

  • A one-year ADA professional membership (new members only)
  • Access to our case-based self-assessment program: Optimize the Diabetes Patient Journey​
  • 3 Exclusive Live Events
While the value of the complete Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia CE Certificate Program is $325, we are offering it at $125 for nonmembers, and $75 for current ADA members.

Course Overiew

Target Audience

This certificate program is intended for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other members of the primary care team who manage patients with diabetes.

Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Modules

6.25 CE credits

  • Busting Inertia: Identifying and Engaging High-Risk Patients
  • Timely Therapy Intensification: Tools to Guide Decision-Making at the Point of Care
  • Personalized Diabetes Care Plans that Work
  • Effectively Addressing Emotional Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management
  • Patient Empowerment in Action: Putting Barrier Busting into Practice
  • Leveraging Diabetes Education and Community Resources as an Inertia Buster
  • Optimize the Diabetes Patient Journey: A Case-Based

Self-Assesment Program   

2.5 CE credits

This Self-Assessment Program will test your ability to identify barriers contributing to therapeutic inertia and approaches and tools that reduce therapeutic inertia in clinical scenarios. This program will draw on information, research, and strategies covered in the Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia CE Certificate Program. 

Live Webinars

3.0 CE credits

  • April 7, 2022: DSMES Strategies to Reduce Therapeutic Inertia in Primary Care
  • May 17, 2022: Pharmacists Busting Inertia: Strategies for Optimizing Therapy for Patients with Diabetes
  • Ocotober 26, 2022: Destigmatizing Diabetes in Clinical Care: Removing Blame and Judgement 
Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $125.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 13 Courses
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