Medication Talk: First-Line Meds for Type 2 Diabetes

doctor checking blood sugar level with glucometer

Special guest Steven E. Nissen, MD, MACC, the Chief Academic Officer at the Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewis and Patricia Dickey Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, and Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University joins us to talk about medications for type 2 diabetes.

Listen in as they debate whether metformin should still be first-line for all patients with type 2 diabetes…and discuss the role of GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors in these patients.

You’ll also hear practical advice from panelists on TRC’s Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education at East Tennessee State University
  • Anthony A. Donato, Jr., MD, MHPE, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine from the Reading Health System, and Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Craig D. Williams, PharmD, FNLA, BCPS, Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Oregon Health and Science University

For the purposes of disclosure, Dr. Steven Nissen reports a relevant financial relationship with AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Esperion, Medtronic, Novartis, Pfizer, Silence Therapeutics (grants/research support). The other speakers have nothing to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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