Initiation and Titration of Insulin Therapy in Persons with Diabetes

3.25 Credit

Initiation and Titration of Insulin Therapy in Persons with Diabetes

Target Audience
All health care professionals involved in treating individuals with diabetes, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives 
This program is designed to address the following IOM competencies: provide patient-centered care and employ evidence-based practice. At the end of participating in this educational program, the participant should be able to

  • Categorize patient characteristics that would assist clinicians in identifying the appropriate management for intensification of insulin therapies in patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the implications of adverse effects associated with various classes of antihyperglycemic medications.
  • Compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of various preparations used for intensification of insulin.
  • Educate and guide individuals with diabetes in the management of plasma glucose levels in relation to insulin intensification therapies.
  • Employ clinical practice recommendations from practice guidelines toward the optimal use of different classes of drugs for intensification of insulin therapy in individuals with diabetes.