Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP): Practical Insights into Diabetes Management - Mainpro+

Duration

1 hr

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

1.0

Accreditation

Mainpro+

Expiry Date

2019-12-15

To properly manage diabetes, it is important for healthcare professionals and patients to collect, interpret and act on a large amount of information. Regular monitoring of all measures of glycemia (e.g. self-monitoring, glycated hemoglobin) provides the best information to assess glycemic control. For this monitoring information to be effectively utilized to improve patient outcomes, it must be presented in a manner to allow clinicians and patients to interpret and change behaviour based on the results. Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) is a standardized method that allows for the 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 to improve patient care in people with diabetes.

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit. Cert+ Program ID#: 188833

Jean-Francois Yale, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Jeff Habert, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Lydia Hatcher, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CHE, CAPM

Emily Moon, BSc, MD, CCFP

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how an Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) shows glucose monitoring data differently than other methods
  2. Differentiate the available methods and devices for glucose monitoring available in Canada that provide an AGP
  3. Recognize the need for AGP as standardization of glucose data interpretation in clinical practice to aid in the management of diabetes
  4. Interpret the results of an AGP profile for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients
  5. Identify key changes between different AGPs for the same patient and use these insights to determine therapy modifications


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