Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP): Enhancing Diabetes Care within Pharmacy Care - Canadian Council On Continuing Education In Pharmacy (CCCEP)
Given the fact that people with diabetes interact with pharmacists more than any other healthcare professional, pharmacists have an opportunity to improve the care provided to people with diabetes and increase pharmacy professional services. This can be accomplished through quickly assessing control and determining the most effective method to address any glycemic excursions and working collaboratively with the patient’s team to improve health outcomes.
New diabetes technologies are allowing people with diabetes to collect tremendous amounts of information that can provide a picture of overall control. To properly manage diabetes, patients and healthcare professionals must be able to interpret and act on this information. As the amount of information collected continues to increase, healthcare professionals and patients will need tools to help to identify patterns and make suggestions to optimize diabetes management.
Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) provides a visual presentation of a large amount of glycemic data in a format that is easy to interpret and understand. This program will review AGP and the use of this valuable tool for pharmacists to improve patient care in people with diabetes.
This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 1 CEU. CCCEP File Number: 1066-2019-2694-I-P
Jean-Francois Yale (MD, CSPQ, FRCPC), Jessie Haggai (BSc Pharm, CDE), Susie Jin (RPh, CDE, CPT, BCGP)
On completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe how an Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) differs from traditional glucose reporting
- Differentiate the available methods and devices for glucose monitoring available in Canada
- Recognize the need for standardization of glucose data interpretation in pharmacy practice to aid in the management of diabetes
- Interpret the results of AGP profiles of people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Identify key changes between different AGPs for the same patient and use these insights to determine therapy modifications