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SiMCare Diabetes Case Simulations (DISCONTINUED)

SiMCare Diabetes Case Simulations (DISCONTINUED)

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DISCONTINUED Simulated cases replicate real and challenging type 1 and type 2 diabetes scenarios ...
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SiMCare Diabetes Case Simulations

18 Case Scenarios - Up to 18 hours CE credit
$299 members / $499 non-members


Can you get these 18 diabetes patients to goal? Login to care for these 18 "virtual" people with diabetes—all created from real-world situations. Your care decisions give dynamic results and feedback based on real-world data.

The SiMCare Diabetes education program is a comprehensive curriculum developed by leading physicians and medical experts in diabetes care to promote appropriate disease management and reduce medication errors. It accomplishes the learning objectives using 18 simulated cases that replicate real and challenging type 1 and type 2 diabetes scenarios.

In addition to diagnosing and appropriately managing the patients over longitudinal encounters, learners of the online CME are challenged to achieve all the recommended care goals for each patient within six months of simulated time using an interactive electronic health record-like interface. Providers can choose from a large array of realistic actions and between encounters, learners receive feedback on their progress to care goals and suggestions to guide future actions.

Target Audience

SiMCare Diabetes is designed for healthcare providers who treat patients with diabetes including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and diabetes educators. The activity simulates the choices of healthcare providers making patient care decisions. They are challenging, realistic scenarios, and as such are appropriate for clinicians with some experience treating diabetes.

Purpose: This activity was designed to increase the ability of the target audience to appropriately and safely achieve evidence-based diabetes clinical goals for patients assessed using a set of simulated assessment cases.

Case Studies

YOU play the part of a primary care provider as you follow your virtual diabetes patients. Login to the SiMCare portal and pick a case study to work on. Each patient visits your office—where you see the individual's medical history, test results, and diagnoses—so you can plan the next steps!

Decide what diagnostic and screening tests to provide, prescribe meds, and give advice for their next visit. Then the SiMCare system will determine how well your virtual patient is meeting their goals, based on thousands of data points from REAL medical records. The virtual patient will return to your office for more care, until they meet the desired goal in time or you try again.

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The Cases

- Analyze multiple non-insulin agents to achieve the recommended A1c goal
- Appropriately screen high risk patients, diagnose type 2 diabetes, and initiate medical nutrition therapy
- Design a plan for a patient with sub-optimally controlled blood sugars on basal insulin and titrate to recommended treatment targets
- Patient not achieving A1c who might benefit from GLP1 agonist start
- Patient not adhering to medications
- Patient on insulin who has joined a weight loss group
- Patient poorly controlled with moderately severe insulin resistance
- Patient presenting with symptoms of diabetes and very high A1c
- Patient with diabetes and depression symptoms
- Patient with geriatric concerns
- Patient with high alcohol use
- Patient with hypoglycemia unawareness
- Patient with new onset of renal insufficiency
- Patient with new T2DM diagnosis and A1c in the 9-11% range (2 drug start)
- Patient with post-prandial glycemia excursions
- Patient with severe obesity
- Patient with T2DM with neuropathy and fatigue
- Patient with undiagnosed T1DM

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, the participant will independently, or with the help of directive feedback within the program, be able to demonstrate on simulated diabetes cases the ability to do the following:

1. For undiagnosed conditions, add an accurate diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes, hypertension, and/or dyslipidemia to the problem list if the patient meets diagnostic criteria.
2. Give lifestyle advice and make appropriate referrals to multidisciplinary support for the management of glucose, blood pressure and lipids.
3. Make appropriate medication adjustments to achieve individualized care goals for blood sugars, A1c, BP and LDL.
4. Recommend self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) testing to patients at appropriate frequencies for the clinical situation.
5. Monitor patients for eye, foot and kidney complications of diabetes.
6. Identify and address co-morbidities and clinical challenges (such as depression, hypoglycemia unawareness, advanced age, medication non-adherence or alcohol) that influence diabetes management.

Developer / Disclosures

HealthPartners Institute, a non-profit institute and recognized leader in diabetes education and research, developed SiMCare Diabetes with collaboration from the University of Minnesota and with federal grants received from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). SiMCare Diabetes online CME provides up to 18 CME credits and is fully accredited by the ACCME for medical content.

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activity 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.

The approval of this educational offering by the AADE does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the activities.

SiMCare Diabetes was not funded with any pharmaceutical or related industry support. Activity planners and authors report no potential conflicts of interest.

Continuing Education Credit

SiMCare Diabetes online continuing education provides up to 18 CE credits. Original CME approval date: May 1, 2014. Termination Date: May 1, 2020.
This enduring material is fully accredited by the ACCME for medical content. Park Nicollet Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Medical Education, Park Nicollet Institute, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 18.0 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until 3/31/2018. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards. Physician Assistants login to AAPA's Learning Central to complete the post-test before receiving their CME certificate. For PA participants, there is not a minimum number of cases required to earn CME. Each case is approved for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credit.

Registered Nurses

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This educational program will provide up to 18 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Registered Dietitians

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 up to 18 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.

Registered Pharmacists

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 up to 18.0 contact hours (1.80 CEU’s) of continuing education credit.

ACPE Universal Program Numbers: 0069-0000-15-053-H01-P
Expiration Date: 10/2/2020
Application-based activity

The learner may complete as many case studies as desired. Upon successful completion of the case studies and the program post-test, learners will receive one (1) continuing education credit for each case study completed, up to a total of 18 CE. A statement of credit will be delivered to the learner by e-mail.

Access Period

Existing registrants have access to the simulations for 1 year.


DISCONTINUED: Product no longer open for registration.
Members: $299
Non-Members: $499

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