Insulin has been used for nearly 100 years, longer than any other diabetes medication therapy. It is estimated that approximately 30% of people with diabetes take insulin. All people with type 1 diabetes need insulin, and the number of people with type 2 diabetes that use insulin varies. Over the past century, the types of insulin and the recommendations for treatment have changed dramatically. This session will focus on the basics of insulin therapy, including a review of normal insulin physiology, available and future insulin products, barriers and considerations when selecting insulin as monotherapy or combination therapy, and medication taking for optimal person-centered diabetes care.
Improved understanding of the current insulin products and treatment guidelines for insulin therapy.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss current guidelines and recommendations for insulin therapy
- Compare the various insulin products available, including the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters of insulin formulations and delivery methods
- Review and develop an individualized patient care plan to overcome and promote optimal medication taking