CVD and Renal Disease in T2DM: Individualizing Therapeutic Options to Reduce Comorbid Risk

Saturday, 9/29 – 8:00am – 9:20am


Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) continues to pose a major public-health problem. This disease can be further complicated by the presence of comorbidities, specifically cardiovascular disease (CVD) and renal complications. CVD not only remains the leading cause of death in T2DM patients, the presence of cardiovascular complications reduces patient quality of life. Chronic kidney disease, often underdiagnosed until later stages of the disease, also increases the risk of CVD in patients with T2DM. Reduction of cardiovascular risk through lifestyle intervention and pharmacologic therapy in patients with T2DM is critical.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize guideline-based recommendations to individualize pharmacologic treatment options for patients with T2DM
  • Recognize the cardiovascular and renal benefits associated with glucose-lowering therapies in order to optimally manage patients with T2DM and associated comorbidities

Target Audience

This activity is intended for family physicians, including primary care physicians and internal medicine specialists, who manage patients with T2DM.

Accreditation Information

The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For information about the accreditation of this activity, please email:

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Medical Knowledge 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 credits 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.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Steering Committee

Prakash Deedwannia, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, FHFSA, FESC
Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Ellen H. Miller, MD 
Professor of Science Education, Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Senior Medical Director
North Shore – LIJ CareConnect
East Hills, NY


Provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education.


This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

Atlanta 2018

Program Faculty

Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, CDE, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research, Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Section Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA