Insulin Pump Therapy - RD135-60

Insulin Pump Therapy

An Alternative to Conventional Insulin Injections

by Jamie Dillinger, MSN, RN, CRNP, CDE
(4.5 / 102 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Many people with diabetes have difficulty maintaining a normal blood glucose level. The Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study showed that intensive therapy can reduce the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes. The choice of intensive insulin therapy treatment depends on the wishes of the patient and the comfort and competence of the healthcare team with a given technique. This updated CE module provides information to help clinicians understand insulin pumps and how they work. 


The goal of this continuing education module is to update nurses’, physicians’ and dietitians’ basic knowledge of insulin pumps and their latest developments. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe insulin pump therapy
  • Identify candidates for the insulin pump
  • List advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy

Jamie Dillinger, MSN, CRNP, CDE, has declared that she is a member of the speaker's bureau and stockholder of Medtronic MiniMed, which produces insulin pumps.

Photo: Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 515 or 715 Insulin Pumps and Paradigm Link Blood Glucose Monitor. Courtesy of Medtronic, Inc.

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/4/1996
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/17/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/17/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Lisa M - Ewa Beach, HI  ·  Feb 15, 2017
Very good introduction to the insulin pump
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Ashley M - Lancaster, PA  ·  Jan 02, 2017
Good information. Would have preferred more calculation examples.
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SARAH A - Eden Prairie, MN  ·  Dec 22, 2016
I learned a little more about how insulin is dosed with an insulin pump verses injections
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Becky G - Granite Falls, WA  ·  Dec 07, 2016
Excellent and interesting.
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Amy L - Menomonee Falls WI, WI  ·  Sep 14, 2016
I do not have much experience with pumps so this was able to help me understand a bit better for a patient that I will be seeing regarding insulin pumps
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Price: $20.00
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