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The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh recognizes the importance of ongoing cross talk among researchers, clinicians, and educators in working toward the common goal of disease prevention and treatment. Patients are seen at several clinical sites affiliated with the UPMC Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE).

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Describe the effects of aerobic exercise in inducing hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes
  • Discuss the role of diabetes educators in primary care
  • Identify perioperative management approaches to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion 

Reading Resources:

  1. Younk LM, Mikeladze M, Tate D, Davis SN. Exercise-Related Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Mellitus. Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2011; 6(1): 93-108.
  2. Siminerio L, Ruppert K, Gabbay R. Who Best Provides Diabetes Self-Management Support In Primary Care? Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Diabetes Educator. 2013, 39(5). 705-13.
  3. Golden SH, Peart-Vigilance C, Kao WH, Brancati FL. Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Risk of Infectious Complications in a Cohort of Adults with Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1999; 22:1408-1414.


All contributing authors have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 2/9/2016 | Last Modified On: 2/9/2016 | Expires: 2/9/2017

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