Marisol Visit 1: Disparities in Care of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics


Marisol Visit 1: Disparities in Care of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics

Topic: Diabetology
Relevant Terms: Diabetes, Health Disparities, T2DM, Type 2 Diabetes
Primary Audience: Practicing Primary Care Physicians; Cardiologists; Endocrinologists; Nephrologists and other allied healthcare providers who treat T2DM and have an interest in disparities in care.
Launch Date: 16-Feb-12
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Disparities in Care of T2DM in Hispanics

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop and deploy culturally-sensitive QI interventions when treating T2DM.
  2. Utilize disease management algorithms and improved cultural competency to improve outcomes in the treatment of T2DM.
  3. Evaluate clinical practice and identify care pathway models incorporating community health care workers and nurse clinicians that can improve the treatment of T2DM.


    Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Director — Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
    Elizabeth Beale, MD
    Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine
    Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
    Netty Levine, MS, RD, CDE
    Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
    Nutrition Counseling Services
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
    Statement of Need
    Ethnic minorities do not achieve the same level of glycemic control nor receive the same quality of diabetes care as non-Hispanic whites. The end result is that racial and ethnic minorities with T2DM suffer a greater burden of diabetic disease.
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    Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Prova Education. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Credit Designation
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Target Audience
    This course is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of practicing primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists and other allied healthcare providers who treat T2DM and have an interest in disparities in care.

    Policy on Disclosure
    It is the policy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Conflicts of interest that are identified are resolved by reviewing that presenter's content for fair balance and absence of bias, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations.
    While Cedars-Sinai Medical Center endeavors to review faculty content, it remains the obligation of each physician or other healthcare practitioner to determine the applicability or relevance of the information provided from this course in his or her own practice.

    The following reviewers/planners/authors have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest:
    Name of Reviewer/ Planner/ Author
    Reported Areas of Conflict
    Elizabeth O. Beale, MD, MRCP
    No relationship reported
    Barry Fiedel, PhD
    No relationship reported
    Amanda Hilferty
    No relationship reported
    Joshua Kilbridge
    No relationship reported
    Netty Levine, MS, RD, CDE
    No relationship reported
    Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCPC
    No relationship reported
    Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP
    No relationship reported
    Alicia Sutton, CCMEP
    No relationship reported
    Megan K. Swartz
    No relationship reported
    Commercial Support  
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Prova Education gratefully acknowledge the educational grant from Pfizer in support of this educational activity. 

    Instructions for Participating in This Activity and Obtaining CME Credit

    There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this online educational activity.

    The opinions or views expressed in this CME activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Prova Education or the commercial supporter(s). Participants should critically appraise the information presented and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for information surrounding any product, device, or procedure mentioned.

    How to Receive Credit
    By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page.
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Participate in the activity.
    • Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
    • Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit.
    • All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
    Course Format: Internet CME Activity

    Course Viewing Requirements
    Internet Explorer (v6 or greater), or Firefox

    Release Date: February 16, 2012
    Expiration Date: February 15, 2013
    Estimated Time To Complete: 30 minutes

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