Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in the Nephrology Practice

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge about the mechanism of action by which sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can impact renal outcomes and to have greater competence in treating diabetic kidney disease in safe and effective ways.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Presentation
Commercial Support: Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nephrologists, primary care physicians, and diabetologists & endocrinologists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:
  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Mechanism of action of SGLT2 inhibitors related to impact on renal outcomes
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Treating diabetic kidney disease in safe and effective ways
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
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Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
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Activity expires: 
  Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  University of Texas Health Science Center
  San Antonio, Texas
  United States
  Rajiv Agarwal, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Indiana University School of Medicine
  Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  Vlado Perkovic, MBBS, PhD
  Scientia Professor of Medicine
  George Institute
  UNSW Sydney
  Sydney, Australia

  George L. Bakris, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, AHA Comprehensive Hypertension Center
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Chicago, Illinois, United States


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Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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