The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program will hold its next National Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event on: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 PM CT

This free online continuing education activity, titled “Patient-Centered Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes,” will highlight the latest type 2 diabetes consensus recommendations and decision-trees to help seniors and their care teams decide how to maximize care quality while mitigating risk and treatment burden. This call will feature a beneficiary; a pharmacist diabetes educator; and Dr. John Buse, Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Endocrinologist Director of the Diabetes Center, and author of Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which has now been incorporated into the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Learn how to appropriately apply this expert consensus with input from experts, beneficiaries, and your colleagues.

Following the event, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss factors affecting treatment selection for type 2 diabetes
  • Use or recommend SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with type 2 diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease
  • Appropriately use or recommend GLP-1 receptor agonists as the first injectable for type 2 diabetes treatment, ahead of insulin

The February National Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event is open to all Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), providers, partners, and beneficiaries.

Click here for more information and to register for the event

The Great Plains QIN has been working with public health organizations and healthcare systems in our region to promote chronic disease and diabetes self-management education workshops. Numerous staff members are certified trainers and provide assistance to organizations and healthcare facilities interested in coordinating and referring individuals with pre-diabetes and diabetes. Additional details on diabetes self-management education options and the diabetes care initiative can be found on the Great Plains QIN website.