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  On Demand  CE  Update on Diabetes-Focus on the Incretin System
This program will review the:
  1. diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus
  2. glycemic goals of diabetes treatment and their basis
  3. concepts and pharmacology of the incretin system
  4. individual incretin mimetics and enhancers
  5. new aspects of type 2 diabetes therapy

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the pros and cons of using HbA1c for the diagnosis of diabetes
  • List the treatment goals for type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the background studies that diabetes treatment goals are base on
  • Describe the effects and mechanism by which glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) controls blood sugar
  • Compare the GLP-1 agonists in development
Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians:
  • State the common types of diabetes
  • List the complications of untreated diabetes
  • Describe the mechanism of action of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors
  • List the advantages of the GLP-1 agonists
Alan Hopefl, Pharm.D, Senior Clinical Manager, Amerinet
  Dr. Hopefl received his pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Michigan and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He is currently the Senior Clinical Manager at Amerinet. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St Louis College of Pharmacy and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at St Louis University School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hopefl has published extensively in the pharmacy and medical literature, served as a reviewer for professional journals and presented continuing education programs nationally and locally. He is a past president of the St Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Alan Hopefl, Pharm.D. has disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
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