This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators and other interprofessional health care professionals.
At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:
- Identify patient and disease characteristics that help providers to establish appropriate individual glycemic targets
- Discuss the need for patient-centered care and shared decision-making to formulate the best treatment plan for individual patients
- Identify current barriers among providers and patients to the use of insulin therapy and provide strategies to overcome those barriers
- Discuss when to initiate insulin therapy based on current American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
- Develop skills for calculating patients’ initial insulin dosage and titrating insulin dosages based on individualized glycemic targets