Treatment Strategies to Maximize the Value of Diabetes Medications


Diabetes medications are in the list of top 10 prescribed medications in the United States. Many of these agents, which include insulins, are very costly. What steps can we take to reduce our overall costs but maintain effective treatment for our patients with diabetes? This round table style lecture will allow pharmacists from different institutions to discuss their current treatment strategies for managing diabetes as well as learn some clinical pearls from the facilitating pharmacists who work with the underserved population.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which patients are candidates for NPH vs long-acting analog insulins.
  • Discuss which patients may benefit from low-dose pioglitazone therapy.
  • Determine when to use c-peptide testing to guide therapeutic options.
  • Describe the appropriate patient population to use GLP-1 analogs and SGLT-2 inhibitors.


  • Crystal Zhou, PharmD, ASH-CHC, UCSF
  • Jennifer Toy, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1.25 hours (0.125 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-18-042-H01-P; 0113-0000-18-042-H01-T

Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 4/11/2018
Expiration Date: 4/11/2021

What To Expect After Registration

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $99
Non-Member $199

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

2018 Western Pharmacy Exchange Package Deal: $1,000 (CPhA Members), $2,000 (CPhA Non-Members)
*This session is 1 of 24 sessions in the package deal.

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4524.

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