In CPDCPD modules help to expand your clinical knowledge on a whole range of topics. Make sure you log your learning so you can track your progress and add to your online revalidation record.
This module will increase your knowledge regarding the safe and effective use of insulin and how different insulins work. After completing it, you will be able to describe the key patient safety problems with insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, identify the different insulin types and regimens used, and support patients when insulin is introduced in type 2 diabetes. You will also be able to counsel patients on preventing and managing hypoglycaemia, and on the safe storage and use of insulin.
Contributing author: Josephine Fáladé, academic pharmacist with special interest in diabetes, MSc, FHEA, MRPharmS, UCL School of Pharmacy