Insulin Pumps in Diabetes Management
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5190, 5400, 5410, 5420; Level 2
This continuing education course will evaluate basic insulin pump operations and discuss issues concerning proper candidate selection, the pros and cons of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), research regarding the effectiveness of CSII vs. multiple daily injections, current pump models available, and potential safety issues with insulin pumps.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2013 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Rita Carey Rubin, MS, RD, CDE, a dietitian and certified diabetes educator practicing in northern Arizona.
After completing this continuing education activity, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Evaluate basic insulin pump operation and ways in which it mimics normal physiologic pancreatic function.
- Assess three characteristics associated with safe and effective use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII).
- Differentiate between the advantages and disadvantages of CSII vs. multiple daily injections for people with type 1 diabetes.
- Discuss the benefits of CSII for a patient with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes.
- 2.00 CDR