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The Art & Science of Safe and Effective Insulin Injections: What We Learned at the FITTER Congress in Rome

This activity has received sponsorship from BD Diabetes Care

Faculty

Donna Jornsay, MS, CPNP, CDE, CDTC 
Diabetes Clinical Specialist & Program Manager 
Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Sutter Health Center 
Burlingame, California 

Donna Tomky, MSN, C-NP, ANP-BC, CDE, CDTC 
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator 
ABQ Health Partners, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Jane Seley, DNP, MPH, MSN, GNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC, FAAN, FAADE 
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner 
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine 
New York, New York

 

Overview

This AADE16 Session on Demand will explore three main aspects of insulin delivery: (1) proper technique for subcutaneous injections; (2) identification, treatment, and prevention of lipohypertrophy; and (3) recommendations for optimal use of insulin pump catheters and infusion sets. Recommendations for best practices (based on publication reviews) were reviewed at the 2015 Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy: Expert Recommendations (FITTER) Workshop. These will be presented to improve patients' comfort when delivering insulin by injection or infusion set.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 
- List several key strategies for improving insulin injection comfort, safety, and efficacy. 
- Discuss various methods of assessing patients for lipohypertrophy (LH) and teaching insulin injection site rotation schedules to reduce risk. 
- Describe steps known to reduce infusion set site problems and to improve comfort.


Mayo Clinic Proceedings Recommendations

September 2016 (Volume 91)

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