Successful Approaches to the Patient with Diabetes and Very Poor Glycemic Control

An Online Continuing Medical Education Activity

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | 4:00PM PT

The percent of patients with diabetes at glycemic and metabolic goals is extremely low despite over 50 diabetes medications being approved by the FDA in the past decade. Access, financial stressors, patient misperceptions, lack of sense of urgency, and poor adherence are all reasons that limit success for so many of our patients. We’ve got an awesome faculty that are experienced in this area of medicine to take a deep dive into the topics that most affect our practices.
This is a 1.5-hour VIRTUAL interactive program, please see the full accreditation information here.


Who Can Benefit Most From This Program:

This course is designed for diabetes healthcare providers including endocrinologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, certified diabetes educators, pharmacists, registered dieticians, and other healthcare providers wanting to expand their knowledge of diabetes management.


Upon completion of these activities, participants should be able to:

1. Recognize the physical and emotional barriers that prevent patients with diabetes from being persistent and adherent to their therapeutic regimen(s).
2. Design a simplified but effective therapeutic regiment for a patient with HgbA1c values consistently over 9%
3. Design communication strategies to make persistent and significant changes in patients with chronically very poor glycemic control


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

*Steven V. Edelman, MD

Founder and Director TCOYD, Professor of Medicine, University Of California San Diego, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC

Endocrinologist, Charles H. Best Centre, University of Toronto

William Polonsky, PhD, CDCES

Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute, San Diego, California


4:00-5:00 PM (PT): Lecture  |  5:00-5:30 PM (PT): Live Q&A



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Uni­versity of California San Diego School of Medicine and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Physician Assistants: The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ from organizations accredited for ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists: The University of California San Diego is accredited by the ACCME, which is on the NCBDE list of approved providers.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hour(s) (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.  (Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-21-015-L01-P)

This is a knowledge based activity.

Attention HCPs from outside of the US: To see if you are eligible to receive CME credits check here.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

This activity is jointly provided by Taking Control Of Your Diabetes and UC San Diego School of Medicine.