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Treat to target management of type 2 diabetes patients is the topic of this CME presentation by UPMC endocrinologist, Dr. Mary Korytkowski.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate uses of basal bolus insulin
  • Identify the initial treatment protocol for newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of treat to target medicine

Reading Resources:

  1. Effect of a targeted glycemic management program on provider response to inpatient hyperglycemia. Donihi AC, Gibson JM, Noschese ML, DiNardo MM, Koerbel GL, Curll M, Korytkowski MT. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Endocr Pract. 2011 Jul-Aug;17(4):552-7.
  2. Impact of patient level factors on the improvement of the ABCs of diabetes. Piatt GA, Songer TJ, Brooks MM, Anderson RM, Simmons D, Orchard TJ, Siminerio LM, Korytkowski MT, Zgibor JC. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb;82(2):266-70.
  3. Design, feasibility, and acceptability of an intervention using personal digital assistant-based self-monitoring in managing type 2 diabetes. Sevick MA, Zickmund S, Korytkowski M, Piraino B, Sereika S, Mihalko S, Snetselaar L, Stumbo P, Hausmann L, Ren D, Marsh R, Sakraida T, Gibson J, Safaien M, Starrett TJ, Burke LE. Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 May;29(3):396-409. Epub 2007 Sep 26.


Dr. Korytkowski may receive grant funding from Sanofi-Aventis (contract pending at time of presentation).

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

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Release Date: 2/2/2012 | Last Modified On: 2/2/2012 | Expires: 2/1/2013

This presentation was part of UPMC’s Update in Internal Medicine 2011: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems.

This course has been expired.