Leveraging Health Literacy and Patient Preferences to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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This activity is supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through a contract from the US Department of Health and Human Services. FDA's privacy policy applies while you are on this site.

This course can be taken for informational purposes or for Continuing Education (CE) credit.

Continuing Education Credits (CE) released: 11/01/2017; Valid for credit through: 10/31/2020

Activity Accreditation:

  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0453-9999-17-449-H01-P(K)

Certificates of Completion:

For users wishing to have confirmation that they have completed this course, they may choose to receive a Certificate of Completion which comes with no CE credits.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course consists of a national audience of healthcare providers, including physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.


This online web course will educate a national audience of healthcare providers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and others) about the reduction of hypoglycemic events in Type 2 diabetes.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion or CE credit. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the prevalence of hypoglycemic events among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus and risk factors leading to an event.
  • Introduce methods of assessing health literacy and numeracy of patients and caregivers.
  • Review effective ways to incorporate patient preferences into care plans and differentiate A1C target values for individuals.
  • List the action steps to reduce the likelihood of a hypoglycemic event for a high-risk patient.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support:

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Information

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content of CME disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-­-6.2, 6.5).

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE/CME are listed below and had no relevant financial relationship to disclose.

First NameLast NameDisclosure
BliaXiongNothing to disclose
SophiaNiNothing to disclose
VictoriaWilsonNothing to disclose
MaryGhodsNothing to disclose
ElaineFrostNothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

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

For Pharmacists:

ACPE LogoAmedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this program qualifies for up to 1 contact hour. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

For Nurses:

Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. This course is co-provided by Amedco and FDA. Maximum of 1 contact hour.

Technical Requirements and Instructions:

To access the course, users will need a computer with an Internet connection, and:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher,
  • Firefox 43 or higher,
  • Safari 9 or higher, or
  • Any other W3C standards compliant browser

An HTML5 capable browser is required for video playback. Occasionally, other additional software may be required such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Viewing on a desktop, laptop, or tablet is recommended.

This is a responsive course. Parts of the course may display differently across various devices and screen resolutions. Scrolling may be required in some instances.

Users are required to view the entire course before getting access to the post-test. To receive your certificate for CE credit or certificate of completion, you must complete the post-test and receive a score of 70 percent or better and complete an evaluation form.

Handouts and Resources:

For questions about content or about technical issues, you may contact FDA:

Toll Free
(855) 543-3784, or
(301) 796-3400