Taking Care Over the Long Haul: Improving Diabetes Management in Commercial Truck Drivers

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Learn from our expert panel as they outline tips, tricks, and best practices for improving the health of your patients with diabetes and prediabetes. Using examples featuring truckers, you will learn lessons that you can apply to all of your patients with this disease.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast/Registration

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Long Distance Commercial Drivers: A Special Population With Special Risks

  • Elements of profession that contribute to poor health
  • Scope of the problem
    • Diabetes, obesity, and CVD
  • Contribution to road fatalities and premature death
    • Hypoglycemia, sleep deprivation, and CV events
  • Question and answer session

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Individualizing Diabetes Management in Truckers

  • Considerations for individualizing glycemic targets
    • A1c and glycemic patterns
    • Age and diabetes duration
    • Comorbidities
  • Treatment initiation and intensification
    • Overview of guideline recommendations
    • Oral and injection therapy options: pros and cons
  • Question and answer session

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Hypoglycemia risk and risk reduction

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Leveraging the diabetes educator to advance self-care

    • Healthy interventions: meals and food choices, physical activity, smoking cessation
    • Advancing self-care: blood glucose monitoring, meal scheduling, treatment adherence
  • Question and answer session

11:30 AM Adjournment


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Program Director
Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Flushing, New York

Pamela Allweiss, MD

Medical Officer
Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Jessica Castle, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology
Department of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Daniel J. Cox, PhD, ABPP

Division of Behavioral Medicine
Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dessa Garnett, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE

Nurse Practitioner
Glycemic Management Services
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, CDE, CDTC, BC-ADM

Diabetes Program Manager/Clinical Specialist
Department of Nursing
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
Burlingame, California

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
Henry Fold Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Maudene Nelson, Other

Columbia Health, Student Health Services
Columbia University
New York, New York

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve the competence of DOT-certified examiners and other clinicians in managing diabetes among commercial drivers, a targeted patient population at high risk for both diabetes as well as adverse diabetes-related health outcomes.

Target Audience
This program is intended for DOT-certified physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide assessments of commercial drivers with or at risk for diabetes.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the risk factors for diabetes and comorbid diseases between commercial drivers and the general population
  • Individualize and maintain glycemic targets for commercial truckers that reflect glycemic patterns, patient factors, and considerations for driving safety
  • Safely and appropriately select and combine antihyperglycemic medications to initiate and/or intensify individualized diabetes regimens for patients without glycemic control
  • Consider findings of cardiovascular outcomes trials when selecting antidiabetes regimens for commercial drivers with elevated cardiovascular risk factors


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.