rtCGM in the Hospital: Breaking Down Acute ICU and Non-ICU Experience and Best Practices

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


This activity is intended for primary care physicians, hospitalists, and critical care specialists.


The goal of this activity is to update hospital-based clinicians on the latest uses of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) in both the intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU settings, and to provide best practices that can be implemented to improve patient care and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the: 
    • Rationale for increased use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and remote monitoring of blood glucose (BG) levels in the hospital setting
    • Data supporting the use of CGM in the intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU inpatient settings
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Clinical use of rtCGM to improve patient outcomes in hospitalized patients

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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 disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:  

  • Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bayer; Lilly; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi
  • Received grants for clinical research from: Abbott; Dexcom; Lilly; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi

Kathleen M. Dungan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Columbus, Ohio

Kathleen M. Dungan, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:  

  • Served as an advisor or consultant for: Eli Lilly; Janssen; Novo Nordisk; Tolerion
  • Received grants for clinical research from: Abbott; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi Aventis 

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

  • Other: Founder: AlControl 

​​Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism
Emory University School of Medicine
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

The opinions expressed are those of Dr Umpierrez and do not necessarily reflect the views of Emory University or Emory Healthcare. Dr Umpierrez's participation in this activity does not constitute or imply endorsement by Emory University or Emory Healthcare.

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Received grants for clinical research from: Grants to Emory University: AstraZeneca; Dexcom; Novo Nordisk


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