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Pharmacy technician series:  An Overview of Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

In evaluations from previous CPE activities, pharmacy technicians have requested activities that address the ever changing field of diabetes.  There is a gap in knowledge when it comes to the newer diabetes medications with respect to how they work for patients.  
Knowledge of diabetes and the medications used to treat it can be useful in patient service. Patients will ask the technicians to refill their diabetes medications and some technicians may not recognize some of the newer medications those are the patient profiles. It would be helpful for technicians to be able to recognize which medications are used for diabetes and how they work.
This activity for pharmacy technicians will provide the knowledge about newer Type 2 Diabetes medications that will allow them to better  care for patients.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians


Disclosure Policy
The disclosure policies of the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education requires all persons in a position to control content to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, the Office of Professional Continuing Education will initiate a process for resolving the conflict.  The existence of relationships does not necessarily imply bias or lessen the value of the activity.  All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
The persons required to disclose conflicts include all course faculty, the SIUE CPE administrator, all activity planners and all reviewers.  The relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations must have occured over the past 12 months.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
The participant must provide the correct NABP ePID number/DOB combination in their electronic profile. All CPE evaluations must be completed within 60 days of completing the activity. It is the participant's responsibility to check that their credit records are correct within the 60 day period after completion of the activity.   Log in to CPE Monitor at to view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken. Any discrepancies must be resolved with the CPE Provider directly and in a timely manner.


Requirements for CE Credit

To receive CE credit, the participant must complete the entire course (be present for the entire live presentation, or complete the monograph or presentation in other formats, and complete the online pretest and post-test (as indicated for the activity) with a score greater than that specified for the course.   The participant must  also complete the online evaluation.  The evaluation must be completed within 60 days following the activity for live activities, and before the end dates for distance activities.  Evaluations  for activities not completed within the specified time will not be awarded credit.    

SIUE School of Pharmacy will transmit pharmacist activity completions to CPE Monitor within 30 days of completing all requirements. To view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken, log in to CPE Monitor at www.mycpemonitor.orgPharmacists and pharmacy technicians can also download the CPE Monitor App to their phonesFor information on the eligibility of this continuing education credit toward meeting your CME/CE requirements, please consult your professional association or state licensing board.

For questions regarding CME/CE activities, please email

It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that all course credits earned are present in their cpe monitor profile within the timeframe specified by ACPE.


WE acknowledge the support of Dr. Jessica Kerr and Dr. Therese Poirier in the preparation of this document





  • Summarize the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Classify the different medications used for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Apply knowledge of newer diabetes medications to a patient case


Logan Weis

Brief Bio : Logan Weis is a final year student at the SIUE School of Pharmacy. He is also a practicing pharmacy technician.
Disclosure : Logan Weis has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Paris Smith

Brief Bio : Paris Smith is a fourth year pharmacy student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is also a pharmacy technician.
Disclosure : Paris Smith has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Activity Number


Release Date: Oct 11, 2019
Credit Expiration Date: Oct 10, 2022

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