Initiation and Titration of Insulin Therapy in People with Diabetes

3 Credit

Initiation and Titration of Insulin Therapy in People with Diabetes

Target Audience
All members of the interprofessional diabetes management care team. The team includes, but is not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Learning Objective
At the end of this activity, the participants should be able to:

• Calculate initial and titrating doses of insulin based on an individual’s A1C, plasma glucose level, and treatment goals.
• Categorize the patient characteristics that would assist clinicians in identifying appropriate insulin formulations in patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
• Interpret the implications of adverse effects associated with various classes of antidiabetic medications.
• Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various insulin preparations.
• Educate and guide individuals with diabetes in the management of blood glucose levels in relation to insulin therapies.
• Employ clinical practice recommendations from practice guidelines toward the optimal use of insulin in individuals with diabetes.