In the past, patients with diabetes typically received one or two daily fixed insulin in doses that only physicians understood and adjusted. Current practice, though, has transitioned to helping patients proactively replicate the pancreas’ role in blood glucose control. This knowledge empowers the person with diabetes to become an active participant in insulin management based on their existing lifestyle and preferences. Healthcare providers are now increasingly involved in teaching patients to control diabetes through skillful insulin management. To do so, you must understand the principles of insulin therapy and dosage adjustment. The more you know and share with your patients, the better control your patients will have over their diabetes. The goal of this course is to educate nurses and dietitians about the principles of insulin therapy and dosage adjustment.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.75 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Fundamentals of Insulin and Blood Glucose Levels
How Insulin Works
The Phases of Insulin Release
Intensive Glycemic Control
Differences in Insulin
Human Insulin vs Insulin Analogs
Section 3: Insulin Types
Types of Rapid-Acting Insulin
Short-Acting and Intermediate-Acting Human Insulin
Section 4: Treatment Recommendations
Goals for Treatment
Bolus and Basal Insulin: Keeping It Balanced
Intensifying the Regimen
Disposable Insulin Delivery Device
Section 5: Retrospective and Prospective Approaches to Insulin Adjustment
Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
Anticipatory Dose for Food
Anticipatory Dose for Activity
Section 6: Clinical Vignette
Section 7: Conclusion
Cassandra earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She has worked as a registered nurse for more than 20 years and has clinical experience, specializing in Nephrology Research, Critical Care with Cardiothoracic Surgery and Trauma, Med/Surg, Community Health Outreach, and Education. Disclosure: Cassandra Shine RN, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.Disclosure: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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