Adjusting insulin doses

November 9, 2017
Target Audience:

Pharmacists in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-062-L01-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-593305
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Date: Thursday, Nov. 9 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT


According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people or 9.4% of the United States population have diabetes. This number is expected to increase. As the number of patients with this chronic disease continues to grow, the need for healthcare professionals who can assist patients in achieving clinical goals also will rise. As medication experts, pharmacists are well-positioned to assist insulin-using patients in titrating doses to achieve clinical goals and avoid complications. This program will provide the community pharmacist with a review of the process of insulin pattern management. 

Learning objectives:
  1. List key national diabetes-related statistics.
  2. Review current clinical guidelines for the management of diabetes.
  3. Identify patients who are candidates for insulin pattern management.
  4. Describe the process of adjusting insulin doses given patient data.
  5. Make insulin dosing recommendations based upon patient cases.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
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Event starts: 
11/09/2017 - 8:00pm
Event ends: 
11/09/2017 - 9:00pm

By Elizabeth J. Bunk, PharmD, clinical pharmacist and laboratory director, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Elizabeth J. Bunk and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Pharmacist

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