Expert Consensus on New Standards of Care for Detecting, Predicting, and Managing Glycemic Excursions in the Hospital

This continuing medical education activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom.


This activity is intended for hospitalists, primary care physicians, diabetologists & endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.


The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to use real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) in hospitalized patients with diabetes for improved clinical outcomes.


Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Data supporting rtCGM use in the hospital (non-intensive care unit [non-ICU] and ICU settings)
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Practical use of rtCGM in the hospital (non-ICU setting)
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Use data from rtCGM to decrease dysglycemia in the hospitalized patients with diabetes

Medscape, LLC requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.

Disclosures for additional planners can be found here.

Anne G. Le, PharmD

Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Anne G. Le, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner
Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Review
This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


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For Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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For Nurses
Awarded ​1.0​ contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; ​0.00​ contact hours are in the area of pharmacology. 

For Pharmacists
Medscape designates this continuing education activity for ​1.0​ contact hour(s) (​0.100​ CEUs) (Universal Activity Number: ​JA0007105-0000-23-144-H01-P​). 

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, April 17, 2023 to April, 17, 2024.


This activity is accredited through Medscape. Click the link below to claim credit. You will be prompted to create a Medscape account and complete the post-test. If a satisfactory score on the post-test is achieved, Medscape will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

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Elias K. Spanakis, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Section
VA Maryland Health Care System
Baltimore, Maryland

Elias K. Spanakis, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Research funding from: Dexcom

Matt Baker, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor
North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City, Missouri

Matt Baker, PharmD, MS, BCPS, has the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Consultant or advisor for: Dexcom
  • Research funding from: Dexcom

Eileen R. Faulds, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CDCES
Assistant Professor
Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Eileen R. Faulds, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CDCES, has the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Consultant or advisor for: Dexcom; Hexaware, LLC (former)
  • Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Dexcom
  • Research funding from: Dexcom

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Corporate Vice President
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Health
Director of Community Engagement
Scripps Research Translational Institute
La Jolla, California

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Consultant or advisor for: Bayer; Dexcom; Lilly; MiniMed; Novo Nordisk
  • Research funding from: Dexcom; Lilly; MiniMed; Novo Nordisk


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