Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots
Online Course - 5 Hours
Effective dates for CE credit: 8/15/2018 - 8/15/2021
FREE to AADE members
Take a deep dive into the rationale of CGM and why it has become the gold standard for managing blood glucose. This online course will guide you through how CGMs work, the practical aspects of setting up a CGM user, and how to read and interpret downloads. Strategies for overcoming barriers and challenges will also be discussed.
This 5-hour long course has eight (8) modules and is accredited for 5 CE.
Module 1: Introduction to CGM
Module 2: Rationale for CGM Therapy
Module 3: CGM Product Landscape
Module 5: Practical Application for the Healthcare Professional – Professional CGM
Module 5: Practical Application for the Healthcare Professional – Personal CGM
Module 6: Special Considerations
Module 7: Ambulatory Glucose Profile
Module 8: Data Analysis and Use
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• List the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, their caregivers and providers
• Describe the difference between personal and professional CGM use
• Explain the role of the diabetes educator in selecting the appropriate type of CGM device for the individual patient
• Explain the value of CGM downloads and resulting suggestions for lifestyle and medication adjustments
• Recognize the potential barriers and challenges to the utilization of CGM therapy
Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CPT
Certified Diabetes Educator and Clinical Dietitian
Providence Medical Group
Dr. Cox is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Clinical Dietitian at Providence Medical Group. Her primary focus as a diabetes educator is in working with patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes opting for current technology. She assists individuals with daily and retrospective diabetes management, integrating the utilization of all insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors now available
Sherri Horvat, BSN, RN, CDE
Clinical Training Manager
Ms. Horvat is Clinical Training Manager at Animas Corporation, where she has acted as a subject matter expert on CGM technology for the Blood Glucose Management Team for the past five years. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator actively working with patients for the past 17 years specifically in diabetes education. She manages patients on insulin pump therapy, and she instructs diabetes educators on how to interpret downloads—educating them on the process as well as its implications for practice
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University Heights, OH
Dr. Isaacs is an Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Program Coordinator at the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and holds board certifications in pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. She has a scope of practice to start, stop, adjust, and monitor medications. Dr. Isaacs is a member of several professional organizations including serving as the leader of the Ohio American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Coordinating Body.
Supported by an educational grant provided by Abbott Diabetes Care.
Continuing Education Credit
This educational program will provide 5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Learners must complete the entire course and successfully complete the final learning assessment with a score of 70% or higher to earn CE. A statement of credit will be provided online.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational program will provide 5 contact hours of continuing education credit.
AADE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).
The American Association of Diabetes Educators, (AM001) 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 5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 5.0 contact hours (0.50 CEU’s) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-18-211-H01-P
Effective Dates: 8/15/18 - 8/15/2021
It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity faculty and planners are as follows.
- Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CPT: Employed by Providence Medical Group, who receives reimbursement for instruction on integrated pumps and sensors.
- Sherri Horvat, BSN, RN, CDE: Employed at Animas Corporation.
- Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
- Joanne Rinker, MA, RD, CDE, AADE, Chicago, IL, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
- Jodi Lavin-Tomkins, MA, BSN, RN, CDE, AADE, Chicago, IL, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
- Anne Willmore, AADE, Chicago, IL, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
The approval of this educational offering by the AADE does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
You will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes first). Active registrants must complete the current course before its expiration date of 8/15/2021.