Activity ID



December 15, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Potomac Center for Medical Education

Description of CME Course

In the 2020 the CDC reported that 13% of the US adult population had diabetes, 95% of whom have type 2 diabetes. In general, patients with diabetes are at increased risk of developing infections and of dying from them. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes are at increased risk of developing COVID-19 and of having more severe pneumonia, uncontrolled inflammation, and a hypercoagulable state. The understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and how this contributes to the increased risk for patients with diabetes continues to evolve.

The CME-accredited program “Diabetes and COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: What Clinicians Need to Know” will provide clinicians who manage patients with diabetes with the most up-to-date information so that they can appropriately advise patients with diabetes on how to avoid infection, monitor patients with diabetes who develop COVID-19, and recognize and manage complications as they occur to minimize morbidity and mortality.

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Educational Objectives

-Discuss the most current understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19
-Describe factors that increase the risk of COVID-19 for patients with diabetes
-Integrate recommendations for the safe and effective management of patients with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic
-Provide counsel to patients with diabetes regarding concerns or fears related to COVID-19


COVID-19, infection, diabetes COVID-19


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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