Innovating Decisions and Empowering Action (IDEA) in Diabetes Management 1.0

Earn up to 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits with this unique educational initiative. IDEA will create educational and awareness programs for both clinicians and patients. The goal of this initiative is to help the diabetes community understand continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), report interpretations, and how to use this information to optimize therapeutic management. This activity provides a guide for the development and distribution of teaching and learning resources to make the use of CGM Glucose Pattern Summary and Blood Glucose Pattern Summary reports best practice standards in the care of patients with diabetes.

The IDEA Project is a major educational initiative that will change the way CGM data is interpreted and used in diabetes care by healthcare professionals and by patients with diabetes. The project has several goals:
  • Improve the understanding of continuous glucose monitoring as well as report interpretations
  • Optimize the many facets of diabetes management including lifestyle and medication changes
  • Analyze opportunities for practice transformation, increased shared decision-making, and more personalized care

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the limitations of A1c as a marker of diabetes control
  • Explain the merits of evaluating time in range and hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic excursions and as well as A1c
  • Describe how glucose monitoring devices facilitate prevention, detection, and prompt treatment of hypoglycemia
  • Discuss improved patient outcomes associated with glucose monitoring as well as technological advances that have improved the ease of use of these devices