Monitoring Techniques for Optimal Diabetes Management and Control


About this Course
This course reviews the features and functionality of BGM with glucometers and CGMs in line with the 2022 American Diabetes Association (ADA) evidence-based guidelines integrated into clinical practice.  

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Distinguish the purpose, glycemic target levels, and recommended frequency of blood glucose monitoring for persons with diabetes using an intensive insulin regimen.
  • Analyze the benefits and practices of blood glucose monitoring using a glucometer.
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in facilitating achievement of managing glycemia.
  • Identify best practice tips for using CGM to facilitate patient engagement.
  • Describe the various tests used by healthcare providers for early recognition of complications related to diabetes. 

About the Author
James A. Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FADCES, FAAN, is the associate dean for academic affairs at the UMass Chan Medical School, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Fain was dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 2004 to 2014. His primary area of research includes diabetes self-management education/support (DSMES) among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Fain is the author of numerous articles and a book titled Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research (6th ed.). He is the recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest* 
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607). 
Target audience: Pharmacists