Understanding Insulin Management - RD60105

Understanding Insulin Management

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
RD60105
(4.6 / 169 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (4.00 CPEU)

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Price: $69.00
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Summary:

Healthcare providers are increasingly involved in teaching patients to control diabetes through skillful insulin management. Through blood glucose self-monitoring and intensive insulin therapy, patients can learn to “think like a pancreas” and manage insulin therapy to match their lifestyles. This course begins with an explanation of the actions and types of insulin and describes common problems of blood glucose management with various insulin dosage regimens. It also contains criteria for assessing patients’ readiness to take control of their insulin management. Two approaches of insulin management are covered: the prospective and retrospective.

Objectives:

The purpose of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, physicians, dietitians, and dietary managers with the principles of insulin dosage adjustment to increase their general understanding of insulin therapy. Descriptions and examples will illustrate the prospective and retrospective approaches, rationale for carbohydrate counting, and practical guidelines for using various insulins: lispro (Humalog), aspart (NovoLog), glulisine (Apidra), glargine (Lantus, Toujeo), detemir (Levemir), degludec (Tresiba), regular/standard insulin, inhaled insulin (Afrezza), and NPH or neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three common problems with blood glucose that occur at night
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of an insulin pump
  • Explain five general guidelines for adjusting insulin dosage
  • Discuss the difference between the retrospective and the prospective approaches for adjusting insulin
  • Describe three components of the prospective approach for adjusting insulin
 

 
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 3 course.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/1994
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/14/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/14/2020

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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JENNIFER L - Houston, TX  ·  Jul 24, 2017
I loved the review of adjusting insulin. This makes you think about the action of the insulin and how it affects the next or previous meal.
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Bonnie B - Tomball, TX  ·  Jun 26, 2017
Very concise and informative.
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Lori R - Middleburg, VA  ·  Feb 16, 2017
Questions were poorly worded so selecting the correct answer was more difficult than needed.
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Catherine N - Winterville, NC  ·  Jan 21, 2017
content was well covered and provided good cases/scenarios to validate knowledge of content covered
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Teresa S - Eaton, CO  ·  Oct 12, 2016
great information and practical application methods to help manage and teach patients. Also how to assess if a pt is ready for self adjustment
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Price: $69.00
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