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Advanced Management of Diabetes - Module 1: Clinical Management of Adult Diabetes
Module 1 of The Advanced Management of Diabetes online CME and certificate program addresses diagnosis and treatment plans, nutrition, exercise, self-management education, and pharmacotherapy.


Advanced Management of Diabetes
Online Interprofessional Certificate Program

Module 1
Clinical Management of Adult Diabetes


Improve your diabetes care skills by learning from the experts without the expense of going to a national conference.

The Advanced Management of Diabetes online CME and certificate program provides interprofessional learners with a foundation of knowledge to improve outcomes for their patients and their healthcare systems. Each self-paced module includes presentations and simulations by over 25 leading experts (from endocrinologists, physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and an exercise physiologist, to people with diabetes), covering the core competencies that healthcare practitioners from any discipline can integrate into their practice settings. The course videos and quizzes are accessible 24/7, so that you can learn at your own pace and within your schedule.

Designed for healthcare professionals from all disciplines who are interested in providing high quality diabetes care in the United States, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, health educators and others. Complete modules individually for CE credit or the entire course for CE credit and a certificate. The curriculum is designed to support all learners, and will be especially useful to those who are preparing to obtain or renew their Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Board Certified - Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) exams.

Continue below to begin Module 1.
To enroll in the entire four-module course, visit this link.





In this module, you will learn to:
  1. distinguish between the underlying pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes;
  2. identify the standard screening and treatment options for possible short and long-term complications of diabetes;
  3. compare at least 3 variables affecting digestion times and, thus, glucose
  4. values and insulin timing;
  5. evaluate the best time and type of physical activity for diabetes health;
  6. explain strategies to optimize basal, prandial and correctional insulin.
You will also review at least three of the latest diabetes oral and non-insulin injectable medications and their safety considerations.

Module 1 consists of 7-1/2 hours of video lectures, quizzes and approximately two hours of supplemental reading. The entire module is divided into three "weeks" and completion of the videos, readings and quizzes will take about 10 hours. You must successfully pass the quizzes to earn up to 10.00 CE credits.

Week 1: Diabetes Overview, Diagnosis, and Treatment Plans
Topics include:
  • Pathogenesis of Diabetes
  • Diagnosis of Diabetes
  • Different Types of Diabetes
  • Diabetes Physical Exam
  • Possible Short and Long-term Complications of Diabetes
  • Landmark Diabetes Studies                       
  • Basics on Screening & Treatment (kidneys, eyes, nerves, cardiovascular)

Week 2: Nutrition, Exercise &Staying Healthy
Topics include:
  • Nutrition and Diabetes: The Basics and Beyond
  • Exercise Basics, Benefits, and Recommendations
  • Prescribing Exercise for People with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Giving Your Patient Every Advantage: Knowing When to Refer to a Diabetes Education Program

Week 3: Pharmacotherapy

Topics include:
  • Overview and Oral Medications
  • Incretin-based Therapies (and Non-insulin Injectables)
  • Oral Medications and Summary
  • Insulin Basics in Diabetes & Health
  • Basal Optimization
  • Titrating, Prandial and Correctional Insulin


An Internet connection, up-to-date web browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader*, and Flash or video streaming capability are required to participate in this course. *Required only to view printable (PDF) materials.

The cost to participate in a single module is $199.00.

Certification Dates

Begins: April 1, 2018
Last Content Review: March 15, 2021
Expires: March 31, 2021, extended to March 31, 2024

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Special Needs or Other Concerns
If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)

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Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM
Professor Emerita of Exercise Science
Old Dominion University
Author and Diabetes Motion Expert
Norfolk, Virginia

Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
Instructional Designer Specialist
UCSF School of Nursing

Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

Sarah Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Lisa Kroon, PharmD
Professor and Chair of Clinical Pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy

Umesh Masharani, MBBS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
UCSF School of Medicine

Maureen McGrath, RN, MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM
Associate Professor of Family Health Care Nursing
Director, Diabetes Minor
UCSF School of Nursing

Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
UCSF School of Medicine

Sherri Shafer, RD, CDE
Senior Registered Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
UCSF Medical Center


This UCSF CME educational activity was planned and developed to: uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and, include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, planners, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The following faculty speakers have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to this continuing medical education activity:

Sherri Colberg, PhD, FACSM
Sarah Kim, MD
Lisa Kroon, PharmD
Maureen McGrath, RN, MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM
Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS
Sherri Shafer, RD, CDE

The following faculty speakers or planning committee members have disclosed they have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company who provides products or services relating to this continuing medical education activity.  All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support:

Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE - Advisor or Reviewer, Honorarium Recipient, Eli Lilly

Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD - Consultant, Suggestic; Stock Shareholder, Yes Health*

Umesh Masharani, MBBS - Grant/Research Support, Clementia Inc.

*Note that Yes Health, as a nutrition coaching service, is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest.


The University of California, San Francisco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: This enduring material activity has been approved for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Geriatric Requirements: The approved credits shown above include 12.75 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses: This activity is designated for a maximum of 6.50 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Nurses should claim 0.1 CEUs for each contact hour of participation in designated pharmacotherpaeutic continuing education.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

Module 1 alone has been approved for 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM 

Physicians may report a maximum of 2.25 credits from this module toward requirements toward states' geriatric care requirements for participating in the following video lectures:
  1. Diabetes Physical Exam (week 1)
  2. Diabetes Complications: Basics on Screening & Treatment (Parts 1 & 2, week 1)
  3. Nutrition and Diabetes: Beyond the Basics (week 2)
  4. Prescribing Exercise for People with Type 2 Diabetes (week 2)
  5. Giving Your Patient Every Advantage (week 2)

Nurses may report a maximum of 0.35 CEUs from this module toward nursing pharmacology continuing education requirements for participating in the following video lectures: 
  1. Diabetes Complications; Basics on Screening & Treatment (Parts 1 & 2, week 1)
  2. Nutrition and Diabetes: Beyond the Basics (week 2)
  3. All Pharmacotherapy lectures in week 3.

This activity was supported in part by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It has received no commercial support.


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