Comparing & Contrasting Basal Insulin Strategies
A CME Dinner Program

Spokane, WA – April 26, 2018


Interactive & Engaging


Expert Faculty


1.50 CME Credits


Cutting Edge Education


Buffet Dinner

Dinner & CME with TCOYD!


For Savvy Healthcare Professionals


Thursday, April 26, 2018

6:00pm – Registration opens

6:30pm – Dinner is served

7:00pm – Program begins


The Historic Davenport Hotel

10 South Post Street

Spokane, WA 99201

How Much:

This dinner program is complimentary however pre-registration is required to attend.

Registration is limited to only 150 professionals. Register early, this program will sell out.

Parking: $5 self-parking 1 – 4 hours or $17 valet

Online registration for this event is now closed, but you can still attend!  Just show up on the day of the conference!

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The most cutting-edge TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 diabetes education for SAVVY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

  • LEARN from the nations LEADING experts in diabetes treatment
  • Earn 1.50 CME CREDITS
  • Enjoy a delicious BUFFET DINNER
  • Receive a DOWNLOADABLE slide deck of the speaker presentation
  • Most importantly, help YOUR PATIENTS reach their treatment goals

Program Overview:

This program aims to educate healthcare providers in regards to the new basal insulins that have recently been approved by the FDA. The program will focus on the clinically important properties of these new insulins, familiarizing health care providers with their pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, how they should be initiated, titrated and exchanged for other insulins in appropriate patients who many benefits from these newer formulations.


After attending this premier diabetes educational program you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the etiology, natural history and basal insulin needs in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Explain the different approaches to initiation and titration of basal insulin in type 1 versus type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the new basal insulin preparations, how these differ from traditional basal insulins, and potential benefits from using the new basal insulin preparations.
  • Develop a rationale when and how to use new basal insulin preparations in type 1 versus type 2 diabetes.
  • For individuals with type 1 diabetes, understand how to assess basal insulin doses with the use of overnight and daytime fasting and interpretation of CGM data.
  • For individuals with type 2 diabetes, understand how to monitor basal insulin adjustment with HGM.

Interactive Education

Cutting-Edge Research

Expert Speakers

I attend every time a CME Dinner Program comes to my city. I always learn something new and the speakers are knowledgeable & entertaining.

– CME Dinner Conference Participant 2017

Basal Insulin Strategies Evening Schedule

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Speakers & Faculty

*extra-relatable faculty (they’re living with type 1)

*Steven V. Edelman, MD
TCOYD Founder & Director

Dr. Edelman is the founder and director of Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego. He is also the director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Edelman, who has type 1 diabetes himself, has written more than 200 articles, five books, and has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism. He has been chosen by the medical students at UCSD as the ‘teacher of the year’ numerous times. Among his many honors, Dr. Edelman has received the ‘Diabetes Educator Of The Year’ award by the American Diabetes Association, the ‘Distinction in Endocrinology’ award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and named ‘Top 1% of U.S. Endocrinologists’ by US News and World Report.

*Jeremy Pettus, MD
Type 1 Track and Professional Education Director, Endocrinologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Pettus was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to educating and treating others like himself.  He is currently an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  There, he focuses primarily on clinical trials to develop and test new and innovative therapies for people living with diabetes.  These include studies ranging from medications to reverse or slow the disease once it occurs, to islet cell transplantation strategies, to device studies such as artificial pancreas technology.  As somebody who has the disease himself, sees patients with type 1, and is actively working on curing/treating the disease, we are honored to have him as our Type 1 Track director.  Dr. Pettus travels across the country and the world meeting other leading physicians and scientists and brings this information directly to TCOYD conference participants.


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Presenter Slide Decks

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Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by the following organizations:

Sanofi US and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.