An online module discussing the optimal management of type 2 diabetes in a limited-resource setting, including use of drugs, monitoring for complications, and indications for referral when possible.

Original Release: 11/4/2013
Most Recent Update: 8/15/2014
Termination Date: 8/15/2017
NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS: The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 0.5 hours to complete.

COST: $12.00 for the average learner. Participants living in emerging nations receive a 50% discount or can register for free. See our International Pricing Page for details.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Determine appropriate treatment regimens according to the Global Guideline for Type 2 diabetes management
Screen patients with diabetes for common complications of their disease in order to determine management strategies
Screen their clinic patients for diabetes when indicated
Know indications for referral of patients, when this is available
Counsel patients about lifestyle choices affecting their diabetes

Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the case presentation. You must answer a question correctly in order to continue through the course. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will be prompted to try again.

In order to earn credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity before the termination date (see above). Non-physicians may register for the course but are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Instead, non-physicians will earn a certificate of participation after successfully completing the course before its termination date.


This internet enduring material is a case-based, interactive presentation comprised mainly of text, interactive questions, and images. A variety of media, including video clips, audio clips, and Flash animation, may be presented. Links to any necessary plugins are provided when necessary, but no plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.