ADEs: Diabetes Agents

Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies is an eLearning course that teaches health care providers how to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with diabetes.

Using video scenarios, real-world examples, interactive activities, and knowledge checks, you will learn how to:

  • Apply health literacy strategies to provide personalized care for patients with diabetes
  • Help patients with diabetes understand and act on information to prevent hypoglycemia
  • Use current, evidence-based guidelines for individualizing glycemic target goals
  • Adopt patient-centered communication strategies (teach back and shared decision making) in the health care setting

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What You Need to View This Course

To view this course, you will need:

  • Web browser (like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox)
  • Speakers or headphones for audio

How to Obtain Free Continuing Education

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer free continuing education for this eLearning course. You will need to complete a brief post-test (passing score=70%) and evaluation within two years of the course launch date to receive your continuing education or certificate of completion.

To obtain continuing education for this eLearning course, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online at If you have not already registered as a participant, click on New Participant to create a user ID and password. If you have registered, click on Participant Login and login.
  2. Once logged in to the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online website, you will be on the Participant Services page. Click on Search and Register.
  3. Search by course date, keyword, or course number to find this course:
    • Course ID: WB2431
    • Date: September 2014
    • Keywords: Diabetes, hypoglycemia, health literacy, medication safety, adverse drug events (ADEs)
  4. Find the course and click on View. The course information page will come up. Scroll down to Register Here.
  5. Click on the type of continuing education you would like to receive. If you have completed the course, you’re eligible to receive the following continuing education:
    • 1.5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activities with Joint Sponsors
    • 1.3 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours
    • 0.1 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU)
    • 0.1 Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)
  6. Choose the type of continuing education you would like to receive and click Submit. Three demographic questions will come up. Complete the questions and then click Submit. You are now registered for the course.
  7. From the participant services page, you can access the evaluation. Once you’ve completed the evaluation, click Submit.
  8. You will then be redirected to the post-test. Once you’ve completed the post-test, click Submit. The minimum score to pass is 70%. If you do not pass the first time, you can re-take the post-test one time.
  9. Click on Transcript and Certificate to see a record of your course completion and your continuing education certificate.


Reference in this training to any specific commercial product, process, service, manufacturer, company, organization, or trademark does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This training does not endorse specific commercial products or services.

While the information provided here was up to date at the time of publication, it may not reflect the most recent developments relating to diabetes agents. The information provided here should be used solely for training purposes. Providers should reference other drug information sources before making clinical decisions.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our planners, and our presenters — wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

HHS does not accept commercial support.

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