Mini-modules: Diabetes guideline update
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This program is composed of three mini-modules, with an estimated duration of around 10-15 minutes each.

1. Understand how KDIGO guideline are developed and introduce the new KDIGO format

2. Understand how to monitor HbA1c and what the glycemic targets should be in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

3. Understand the role of lifestyle modification and anti-hyperglycemic therapies, including novel therapies like SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists, in patients with diabetes and CKD

4. Understand the approaches to care in patients with diabetes and CKD, including comprehensive care, self-management education, and team care

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Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

The ISN Academy, made available on and organized by International Society of Nephrology (ISN), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMSEACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

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There are significant financial interests or financial benefits directly related to the author's work for The International Society of Nephrology:
Consulting for Boehringer-Ingelheim, George Clinical, Goldfinch Bio, and Ironwood. Equipment and supplies for research donated by Medtronic and Abbott.

Mini-modules: Diabetes guideline update

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