This advanced course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge about insulin therapy for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes using insulin once daily, multiple daily injections or continuous insulin infusion pump therapy.
The objectives for this course have been drawn from the International Diabetes Federations International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (2008). It is assumed that class participants already have a good working knowledge of diabetes care and a familiarity with the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada.
This course has been developed to increase your knowledge and skill in assisting people with diabetes to improve their self-management skills with regards to insulin use and dose adjustments. Each student will be expected to participate actively by submitting case studies to be reviewed weekly by the group in an interactive format.
Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the factors influencing glycemic control
- Possess knowledge of the various insulin regimens available and the indications and considerations given for each
- Display competence at evaluating and supporting clients in pattern management