Revitalizing Diabetes Management in Primary Care: Improving Clinical Inertia

Examining Barriers to Achieving Optimal Glycemic Control

Title: Revitalizing Diabetes Management in Primary Care: Improving Clinical Inertia

Date: November 21, 2023

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Presenter: Aaron King, MD

Examining Barriers to Achieving Optimal Glycemic Control

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide and its prevalence continues to rise. The problem lies not only in the increasing number of diabetes cases but also in the often suboptimal management of the disease. Clinical inertia, the delay or inaction in intensifying treatment, remains a significant barrier to achieving optimal glycemic control, which contributes to the risk of complications and poor patient outcomes and increases the economic burden for people and healthcare systems.

Patients living with uncontrolled diabetes face an increased risk of both micro and macrovascular complications that can significantly impact their quality of life. The economic burden of diabetes on healthcare systems and society at large is substantial.

This webinar will explore strategies for overcoming clinical inertia and democratizing healthcare in diabetes management, including point-of-care testing and use of cutting-edge technologies. These innovations enable real-time information sharing, enhance the timeliness and effectiveness of treatment and adjustments, and improve patient and provider communication. Additionally, patient education and empowerment of individuals living with diabetes to take an active role in their self-care can lead to better self-management and more informed healthcare decisions.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Assess the current situation in primary care for managing people living with diabetes
  • Explain how healthcare providers can improve their diabetes management programs
  • Restate the value of empowering patients and intervening earlier to improve patient care and outcomes
  • Manage the economic burden on people and healthcare systems

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Fisher Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E.™ credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.


Aaron King

Aaron King, MD

Dr. Aaron King is a family medicine and diabetes specialist at MedFirst Primary Care, a Baptist Medical Center affiliate. King graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and at the top of his class from Texas A&M Medical School while on scholarship through the United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program. After his residency at Navy Hospital Pensacola, King earned Family Medicine Certification through the American Board of Family Medicine.