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Identifying Patients at Risk of CKD in Pharmacy Settings

Premiere Date: Friday, November 5, 2021

This activity will offer CE credit for:

  1. Pharmacy (acpe)

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Dhiren K. Patel, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADMDhiren K. Patel, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM (Moderator)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Boston, MA

Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
CGM and Remote Monitoring Program Coordinator
Co-Director Center of Excellence for Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy
Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Cleveland, OH

Statement of Need

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects an estimated 29 million Americans and 463 million people worldwide, with that number projected to increase to 700 million by 2045. As approximately 40% of patients with T2DM develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), this has led to CKD being one of the most common diabetes complications, exposing patients to a 3-fold risk of cardiovascular death compared to those with T2DM alone. Also, most patients do not know that they have CKD until it is in an advanced stage. At minimal, yearly screening for eGFR and UACR in all patients with T2DM is recommended by the major kidney and diabetes guidelines to detect decline in the function of and damage to the kidneys; however, many patients do not receive these important screenings, resulting in delayed diagnosis and poorer outcomes for these unrecognized patients. The heavy burden of diabetes-associated CVD has become more widely acknowledged in recent years, leading to a shift in the T2DM management guidelines that includes a focus on early diagnosis and management of CKD in patients with T2DM.

The first episode of this CMEO BriefCase series on halting drivers of CKD progression will present a case study that will show when a patient with T2DM should undergo guideline-recommended screening with urine albumin excretion (UACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) for early diagnosis of CKD.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize when a patient should undergo guideline-recommended screening with UACR and eGFR for early diagnosis of CKD in patients with T2DM.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Target Audience


Credit Information

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Patel reports that he is on the speakers bureau for Abbott; Amarin Corporation; AstraZeneca; Bayer; Boehringer Ingelheim; Dexcom, Inc.; Lilly; Novo Nordisk; Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zealand Pharma.

Dr. Isaacs reports that she is on the speakers bureau for Abbot; Bayer Healthcare; Dexcom, Inc; Insulet Corporation; Medtronic; and Novo Nordisk. She reports that she is a consultant for DiabetesWise; The diaTribe Foundation; Tempramed; and Undermyfork.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Julie Strickland, PharmD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Heather Lewin, MAT (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen Blake, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC, staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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