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

Continuing Education Credit for this activity is no longer available.

About This Site:

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: 11/01/2020; Valid for credit through: 11/01/2021

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.

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 Financial Commercial Support:

No commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support:

No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Disclosure Information

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

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

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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.

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