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Endocrinology

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Endocrinology

Continuing Education Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The activities are updated frequently, and more than a dozen endocrinology-related options are currently available.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about endocrinology, particularly diabetes, at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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NP Tools and Resources

AANP-developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

This helpful tool was developed as part of the comprehensive Clinical Advantage Bootcamp: Type 2 Diabetes Management Certificate for Nurse Practitioners CE program. Pharmacologic options for Type 2 diabetes continues to expand. Busy NPs need to stay up to date about the various drug classifications, doses, indications and side effects of the many Type 2 diabetes medications. This is an exciting time for diabetes management with many of the pharmacologic options providing more than one treatment benefit. This all-inclusive resource provides need to know information about non-insulin antihyperglycemic medications, insulin and glucagon.

This tool is supported by independent medical educational grants from Mylan Inc., a Viatris Company, & Novo Nordisk Inc.

The NP’s Guide to Helping Patients Reach Lipid Targets

This practical handout for the NP includes helpful information about the evaluation of patients with lipid abnormalities, risk assessment and treatment decision-making, and strategies for mitigating and managing side effects of statins. Resources are provided for managing the cost of medications.

Supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

The NP’s Guide to the New Nomenclature for NAFLD

This practical and informational handout for the NP provides an overview of the new nomenclature for what was formerly called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the spectrum of steatotic liver diseases (SLD). Learn about SLD risk stratification and the five cardiometabolic risk factors for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD).

This program is supported by independent medical educational grants from Madrigal Pharmaceuticals & Novo Nordisk Inc.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Across the Lifespan Integrating Vaccine Recommendations

This informative handout for the NP provides a summary of the FDA-approved pneumococcal vaccines as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for their use. Handy resources in this tool include QR codes that direct you to CDC information and the PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor clinical app which will help you make a quick and accurate determination as to which, if any, pneumococcal vaccination is appropriate for your patient.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Primary Care MASLD Toolkit

This resource-rich tool for the NP will guide you through screening and diagnosis of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), while providing a background of the pathophysiology, epidemiology and new nomenclature. Useful resources are provided that will assist you with patient education and management.

This program is supported by independent medical educational grants from Madrigal Pharmaceuticals & Novo Nordisk Inc.

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Billing and Coding for NPs Tool

This informative billing and coding resource was developed as part of the comprehensive Clinical Advantage Bootcamp: Type 2 Diabetes Management Certificate for Nurse Practitioners CE Program. Are you currently capturing the complexity of your T2D patients by coding appropriately? The commonly used codes in this tool are useful for NPs and clinicians who are providing care for people with, and at risk for, T2D.

This tool is supported by independent medical educational grants from Mylan Inc., a Viatris Company, & Novo Nordisk Inc.

Patient Education Tools and Resources

Preventing, Preparing for and Treating Hypoglycemia

This complimentary patient handout is designed to support NPs as they engage in discussions about hypoglycemia with their patients who are living with diabetes. The handout provides important information about hypoglycemia symptoms, strategies for prevention and treatment.

This resource is supported by an independent educational grant from Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

AANP Community

Engage, Learn, Network and Progress Practice in Endocrinology

The Endocrinology Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share an interest or clinical expertise in endocrinology. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in endocrinology.

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External Resources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers and we have listed some of them below for your convenience. The inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has partnered with AANP, along with other select associations, to produce a panel-style webinar about utilizing a team-based approach to overcome therapeutic inertia in the management of the person with Type 2 diabetes. The webinar was designed based on the results of the metanalysis found here. Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia, an initiative from the American Diabetes Association, is supported by strategic sponsors AstraZeneca and Sanofi US Services, Inc., and supporting sponsors Merck and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

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Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) website provides information and resources about diabetes education for clinicians and patients. Some helpful pages include:

General Information

Provider Resources

Patient Resources

Know Diabetes by Heart™

Know Diabetes by Heart, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, offers a number of professional resources for health care providers, including mobile apps, journal articles, guidelines, a podcast series and more.

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) website offers a variety of diabetes education resources and tools designed for health care professionals and patients.


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