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The Patient Perspective: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

*This course is identical to the CGM course from ACOFP '23, if you've already claimed credit, you may not obtain additional credit for this duplicate activity.

Program Overview

Optimal use of CGM is contingent on appropriate patient education and support, as well as practical considerations to ensure success with use of the devices. Thisactivity blends didactic and case-based content. During each case presentation, faculty explore common clinical scenarios and highlight practical strategies to address these clinical situations.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learners should be able to:

  • Select appropriate CGM device based on patient history and other characteristics
  • Address patient questions related to the use of CGM in glucose monitoring
  • Identify support strategies for patients utilizing CGM to monitor blood glucose levels


Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean of Clerkship Education
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI

Lokesh Goyal, DO
Family Practice Physician
General Family Medicine
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX

Emily Stephens, CMP, DES
Patient Advocate
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Instructions for participation and requesting credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CE information, completing th pretest, the activity, the post-test, and evaluation form. A score of at least 75% on the posttest is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.

Credit fulfillment
If you are requesting AMA credits, AOA credits, ANCC credits, or a certificate of participation, your certificate will be available for download.

Accreditation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of ACOFP and The France Foundation. ACOFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

ACOFP is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The France Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit Designations
ACOFP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOFP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report continuing medical education (CME) credits commensurate with the physician’s participation in this program.

Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ACOFP and The France Foundation (TFF) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company. ACOFP and TFF mitigate all relevant financial relationships to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs.

Furthermore, ACOFP and TFF seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. ACOFP and TFF are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of an ineligible company.

Planning committee members, faculty, reviewers, and activity staff have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships. All relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

Name of Individual Role in Activity Name of Commercial Interest(s) Nature of Relationship(s) Mechanism(s) implemented to mitigate conflict of interest
Anita Misra-Press, PhD TFF Staff, TFF Content Reviewer No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Emily Peck, MS TFF Staff No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Emily Stephens, CMP, DES Faculty, ACOFP Staff No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Lyndsey Aspaas, CHCP ACOFP Staff No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Heather Tarbox, MPH TFF Staff No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Janis Vajdos, MS TFF Staff No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP Planning Committee Chair, Faculty No relevant financial relationships NA NA
Lokesh Goyal, DO Planning Committee Member, Faculty No relevant financial relationships NA NA

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:
ACOFP and TFF require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. ACOFP and TFF do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement
This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

ACOFP and TFF present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. ACOFP, The France Foundation, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.