Managing Diabetes Mellitus*

Why is this important?

Optimal management of diabetes reduces complication rates. Care of patients with diabetes requires preventive treatment across multiple domains, frequent monitoring, and recognition of potential disease complications. The core of preventive care in diabetes centers around the management of three well-known risk factors: blood pressure, lipids, and blood glucose. Early microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy, as well as macrovascular complications, require early detection and management in patients with diabetes.  

How will these tools help?

The templates and tools included in this module will help your practice to deliver optimal diabetes care.

Target Audience

Target Audience

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Registered Nurses

  • Medical Assistants

  • Practice Managers

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the rationale for improving care delivery for patients with diabetes.
  • Identify key practice-level interventions to optimize the delivery of care to patients with diabetes.
  • Motivate patients with diabetes to improve their self-management skills


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Parent activity set: 

Diana McNeill, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Director of Duke AHEAD, Duke University Medical Center

Tracy Setji, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD, FACP, Vice President Clinical Programs, American College of Physicians


Staff Editors

Margo Williams, MHA, Senior Associate, Medical Practice

Cheryl Rusten, MPA, Programs and Grants Manager

Monica Lizarraga, MPH, Grants Administrator

Disha Patel, Practice Support Coordinator




The following have disclosed relationships with commercial companies or organizations:

Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD

Stock holdings/stock options with Merck.  Spouse works for Merck.

All other individuals listed (manager, contributors, editors) have nothing to disclose.

Continuing Medical Education

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The ACP designates this CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20 practice assessment MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This module offers CME and practice assessment MOC points, as well as verification of attendance. Credit is divided into two stages. After taking the ACP Practice Biopsy, reading the background material and case study, and reviewing the resources, users may submit for up to 10 credits and points. To receive the remaining 10 credits and points you must create an Action Plan, implement measurable changes in one or more targeted areas, and come back after 30 days and take a Follow-up Biopsy before CME/MOC can be claimed.

Once you have completed each stage, you will be provided instructions on how to claim CME and MOC credit or download a certificate of attendance.

Release Date:  7/5/2018
Expiration Date:  7/5/2021

To earn CME credits, you must attest after completion of the second module biopsy that you have:

  • Participated in the completion of the ACP Practice Biopsy
  • Participated in the review of the ACP Practice Biopsy result
  • Participated in identifying an action plan to improve our practice
  • Participated in the implementation of the plan
  • Participated in the follow up ACP Practice Biopsy to measure improvement

When you have done so, follow the on-screen instructions to complete and submit the submission form.

This module was supported by Funding Opportunity 1L1CMS331476-03-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Available Credit

  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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